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from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

It does seem strange that the player the Canadiens acquired in their biggest deal since sending Patrick Roy to Colorado in 1995 still hasn’t come to Montreal to don a Canadiens jersey, pose for photos and meet with the media. But there have been a lot of strange things with the Canadiens since the club started to fall apart last season, including the mysterious Carey Price injury, the John Scott trade and the foxhole GM Marc Bergevin has built with coach Michel Therrien.

However, Weber’s agent insists there’s nothing strange about Weber not coming to Montreal yet. Jarrett Bousquet says it’s simply a case of scheduling and the fact Weber spends the summer in Kelowna, B.C.

“His initial reaction (to the trade) was there was a pause and a little bit of shock,” Bousquet said during a phone interview Monday. “And then when he realized it was true, he was pretty excited. Obviously, now he’s extremely excited being back in Canada and the pieces that they’ve put together. And he knows Carey Price from B.C. and the Olympics and whatnot, so I know he’s very excited now.”

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alwaysaurie's avatar

Doesn’t seem strange at all.

Poor guy, his career’s taken a severe hit & his future looks less promising since the trade.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 08/02/16 at 11:05 AM ET

Hootinani's avatar

He had to know this trade was coming from the second he signed that ridiculous offer sheet from Philly.  The rise of Roman Josi over the last couple of seasons also helped to cement it.

Posted by Hootinani on 08/02/16 at 11:18 AM ET


Isn’t the narrative that Montreal signed this guy to be the kind of understated leader they didn’t feel Subban could be? I mean, supposedly Subban’s public persona was a big part of the problem, right? So isn’t Weber eschewing a big media hullabaloo pretty much exactly what you’d expect? Isn’t that exactly what the Canadiens probably wanted? This article is an attempt to stir up drama out of nothing.

Posted by Jamespqr on 08/02/16 at 11:36 AM ET


Well, there’s hullabaloo and there’s radio silence, but there’s a huge gulf between the two.

Of course, if Weber was happy with the trade then there’s almost no doubt that he would’ve at least said something.

I’m sure he’s about as happy with the trade as much of the Habs fanbase is.  Which is to say that he isn’t.

Posted by Garth on 08/02/16 at 12:02 PM ET

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Posted by alwaysaurie on 08/02/16 at 11:05 AM ET

I don’t think “poor” is an accurate adjective.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 08/02/16 at 12:03 PM ET

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