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Maxim Lapierre virtually begged to sign in Montreal

Aug 17, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

Maxim Lapierre AP

When Maxim Lapierre hit free agency this summer, he had his heart set on one particular destination and it wasn’t St. Louis.

TVASports.com spoke with Lapierre (link in French) and finds out he did all he could to entice his old team, the Montreal Canadiens, into signing him. Here’s a poorly translated quote from the story.

“I did everything I could to get back with the Canadiens, but I did not figured in their plans,” he told the media at Hockey School Latendresse-Lapierre.

Lapierre spent the first five and a half seasons with Montreal before being traded to Anaheim on New Year’s Eve in 2010. He wound up signing a two-year deal with the Blues instead of landing back with the Habs this summer.

For a guy who doesn’t exactly have a great reputation you kind of feel bad for him that he couldn’t return home. We’ll likely forget all of that when he suits up for the Blues and finds new ways to terrorize the Central Division.

  1. ethanmacleod1685 - Aug 17, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Nice to know if your a St. Louis fan, lol

    • ethanmacleod1685 - Aug 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      He should have probably kept that to himself to be honest, seeing as he just signed with the Blues, which are a much better team

    • bcsteele - Aug 17, 2013 at 12:44 PM

      As a Blues fan I could care less either way as long as he comes to play every night and doesn’t do anything stupid. We’ve got good depth, if he doesn’t do his job he’ll be shuffled out and probably to a place he has no choice about. At least he got to pick St. Louis as his next best option. My money is on this being a none issue…

  2. President Charles Logan - Aug 17, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    stl is a much better city then montreal anyways , better weather , nicer looking women

    • kitshky - Aug 17, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      That’s some pretty weak trollin…

      • President Charles Logan - Aug 23, 2013 at 12:28 PM

        ?? go away kid lol

  3. kaptaanamerica - Aug 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Lappy was always hard working in Vancity.he came to play since he was so close to being finished in the league.

  4. imleftcoast - Aug 17, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Would have added another element to Boston/Montreal games. Bruin fans get their panties in quite a mess about Lapierre.

  5. bigx21 - Aug 17, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    St. Louis is a boring city. Montreal should have signed you back especially you still a Frenchy which as a Habs fan we love those homeboy players. St. Louis will HS him!!

  6. dropthepuckeh - Aug 18, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    You can take the player out of Montreal but you can’t take the weasel out of the player. Another infected ex-Habsman. He’ll be healthy scratch by January.

  7. kingsforever - Aug 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Are you serious? Montreal is a way better city than St Louis. STL is a brick town. MTL is a city with character and culture. Go to both before you say something so foolish.

    • cardsandbluesforever - Aug 18, 2013 at 10:28 PM

      we have beautiful brick..

  8. imleftcoast - Aug 19, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Decide if Missouri is southern or Midwestern and get back to us. That was an embarrassment to the habsman and philly trolls who take pride in what they achieve on here.

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