Well done Renaud Lavoie | The Journal of Montreal

He’s earned his stripes. Defector from RDS to TVA, the tone maybe a little more carefree at first and sometimes arrogant remarks, Renaud Lavoie was unloved a few years ago.

He was regularly tomatoized and skinned on social networks. He never let go. Renaud is Renaud with his style, but also with his hard work, determination and great passion for National League ice hockey.

And today, between the Stanley Cup and Repechage, we must give credit where credit is due. Yes, Renaud Lavoie earned his stripes and he did an exceptional job in Tampa last week as the Colorado Avalanche won the big trophy.

Alone from his team on the ice, he conducted interviews in French and English with the players and their managers for several minutes. The right tone, the right length, the right questions, Renaud was like a fish in water. It was nice to see him go and it was interesting to follow him because at all times he was looking for emotion and that’s what happens in such a rare, unforgettable and special moment when you love hockey, so is fascinating. .


I know Renaud was injured when he was badly criticized but he never gave up as he continued his research, developed his contacts and appeared regularly on TVA’s various hockey shows.

Congratulations, Renaud, because you have reversed the trend and actually claimed your place. Renaud Lavoie is part of the hockey portrait and the additional information he brings contributes to the quality of the programs he participates in.

He loves the players and the players love him. You can see that, you can hear it in the generosity of the speakers in the interview and the viewers are only better served. Well done Renaud!


Jean-Guy Gendron, 87, asked for euthanasia and left three days ago. A wonderful man, an exceptional athlete who played 863 games with the Rangers, Bruins, Canadiens and Flyers. He was also a professional golfer. A good friend of Henri Richards, Jean-Guy returned to the game in 1972 to give the Nordiques a boost when they were born in the WHA. At the age of 40 he hung up his ice skates and devoted himself to golf.

A little fella from the east end of Montreal, he said, and he knew how to live well in the midst of a crowd of friends. Hello Jean-Guy and bon voyage!

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Samuel Girard won the Stanley Cup last Sunday.

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Samuel Girard won the Stanley Cup last Sunday.

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