Several players have scarred Montreal Canadiens fans even after wearing the Bleu Blanc Rouge uniform for just a few seasons or even a few games.
One such player who has probably tagged multiple CH fans (including me) is Max Domi.
In fact, although he only played two seasons with the Canadiens, Domi was a crowd favorite during his time in Montreal.
We all remember his 2018-2019 season in which he scored 72 points, including 28 goals.
He had really impressed.
Unfortunately, Domi suffered a downturn the following season before being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Josh Anderson and ultimately moving to the Carolina Hurricanes at the trade deadline last season.
This summer, Domi became a free agent and decided to sign with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Why the Blackhawks? To find Luke Richardson, who was an assistant coach in Montreal when Domi was there too.
Domi chose Chicago to find Richardsonhttps://t.co/22FDYKPHnH
—RDS (@RDSca) July 28, 2022
In fact, Domi signed with the Blackhawks to join Luke Richardson, who had recently been hired as the Blackhawks’ head coach.
This is what Domi explained in an interview with Charlie Roumeliotis, a member of the Blackhawks.
“As soon as the Blackhawks hired Luke Richardson as their head coach, I called my agent and told him I wanted to play in Chicago. He is the main reason I wanted to play in Chicago. –Max Domi
Max Domi: “As soon as (the Blackhawks) signed Luke Richardson, I told my agent I wanted to go to Chicago.”
—Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) July 28, 2022
The former CH number 13 explained that he developed a strong relationship with Richardson when he was in Montreal.
Domi also stated that many CH players loved Luke Richardson. We remember that the defenders wanted to do everything for him.
“He is one of the most humble people I have ever met in hockey. He played for a long time and had great success as a player and as a coach. In Montreal, if you ask defensemen, Shea Weber or even Carey Price, they all loved him. Luke is a person we want to go to war for every night. He is a person who shows a lot of respect for his players. We want to surround ourselves with this type of person. He leads by example, nobody has anything bad to say about him. –Max Domi
It’s pretty impressive to see how well the former defense coach scored a striker.
It really shows that Richardson had a relationship with each of his players.
Domi added that Richardson knows what he can do and believes in himself. That’s why he signed in Chicago.
“Luke knows what I’m capable of, he believes in me. It’s everything you dream of having as a relationship with a coach. It doesn’t matter where I put myself in the lineup and with which players, I’m very excited to have this opportunity. –Max Domi
Ultimately, we see more and more how important Luke Richardson was to CH and how much he was appreciated in the locker room.
We wish the best to Richardson and Domi in Chicago.
For more on Domi’s comments, I stream the RDS article here, as well as the link to Domi’s full interview with Charlie Roumeliotis here.
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– Evgeni Dadonov is in Montreal and put on the jersey for the first time.
— Montreal Canadians (@CanadiensMTL) July 28, 2022
– Analysis of the best central players still available on the free agent market.
– The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) July 28, 2022
– Patrick Marleau will be the first retired number/jersey in San Jose Sharks history.
“He will become the first player to receive this distinguished recognition in Sharks franchise history.
Each fan who attends the match will receive a special commemorative print. Additional details about this special event will be released at a future date.”
—Brodie Brazil (@BrodieNBCS) July 28, 2022
– Castellanos is already going strong in Spain.
News from Taty Castellanos! the former player #NYCFC He has (already) scored for Girona in a friendly against Andorra! One less problem for Wilfried Nancy this weekend… #MLS #CFMTL pic.twitter.com/ZZYoxmVpDN
— KAN FC ⚽ (@kanfootballclub) July 28, 2022
– To follow.