Jonathan, the return

Jonathan, the return


Will we see the real Jonathan Drouin reborn when the Canadiens resume their activities in September? I believe it and I wish it for the organization and for Jo himself, now well cured of his problems in both wrists. 

He is already in daily training and he goes into overdrive. And it should be added that his life has changed since 6 months. He has become the father of Jacob, a very small man whom he very affectionately describes as an easy and fascinating baby. 

It is beautiful to hear and see in his eyes. He seems relaxed, calm and determined.

Jonathan Drouin hasn't had it easy since moving from Tampa Bay to Montreal. He knows very well that the organization gave a lot (Mikhail Sergachev) to obtain it and, at 27, it is time for his talent to emerge.

Many people already see him evolving elsewhere, but it costs nothing to wait a little longer and give it one last chance. 


This talent, these skills are there. The vision of the game, the hands, the speed are undeniable and all that remains is to put it all together under the sign of the will, the boldness for a guy from here to shine at the Canadian.

Despite all the obstacles in the past, Jonathan wants to play for Montreal. He gets involved and wishes nothing but good. Each year, he donates $50,000 to the Fondation du CHUM, in addition to sponsoring a magnificent golf tournament for the same cause. A nice and friendly guy with the fans.

Come on, Jonathan, open the valves. It's Jacob who will be happy. 


  • I am not surprised that such a qualified hockey teacher quickly found a new job. Sylvain Lefebvre will be Paul Maurice's assistant with the Florida Panthers. Good luck, Sly!
  • Under construction, a book on the life of Pierre Gervais, ex-manager of equipment at the Canadiens who is now retired. We expect a wealth of secrets.
  • Quite possibly the best baseball player in the country, Daphnée Gélinas, 26, is still celebrating the silver medal won last week against Ontario with a little fishing trip to Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc with her father, Luc, from RDS.
  • The Serge Savard omnium will take place at the Mirage on Tuesday. Ken Dryden, Robert Charlebois, Patrice Brisebois are just some of the guest personalities.
  • In Sweden, the ex-Leafs defender, Borje Salming, 71, has just been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. Those affected by this disease experience progressive muscle weakness.
  • Bravo to Roberto Pietrovito, who organized the golf tournament for Moisson Montreal at the Laval-sur-le-Lac club. We raised $170,000. Guy Carbonneau reported a card of 74 and he said he played badly. A chance.
  • The best joke of the evening goes to Michel Bergeron, seated with Serge Savard, Yvan Cournoyer, Mario Tremblay and Benoit Brunet: “Around the table, we are 26 Stanley Cups…”
  • The QMJHL now has 18 teams, eight more than when commissioner Gilles Courteau took office in 1986. Yes, I like to recall it, 36 years ago, and Courteau was only supposed to be there interim. Quite an interim!
  • Guy Lapointe, the SQ policeman and son of Guy Lapointe, the former defender of the Canadiens member of the Hall of Fame, will celebrate the Series of the Century in their own way this fall. Junior was born while dad was in Sweden playing the unforgettable series. We will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
  • Nearly 4 months after Guy's death, Lise Lafleur is keeping her spirits up. However, she will have to undergo knee surgery following a bad fall while training in fast walking.
  • If you play a round at the magnificent Fontainebleau golf course, at the 14th you will pass near a splendid garden behind a residence. You will then practically be at Évelyne and Yvan Cournoyer… artists with green thumbs.
  • Benoit Brunet< /strong> don't touch the cigarette anymore. Well done, and he promises to quit vaping this fall.
  • Chance encounter. Danielle Caron, wife of Yvon Lambert, was celebrating her birthday at the Cage de Vaudreuil when she came face to face with Jean Richard, whose father was a certain… Maurice Richard. Hockey is a small world.
  • Today is the anniversary of the Canadian Football League. She is 64 years old and the Alouettes were with the starters…

Jonathan, the return