On Sunday morning, Marc Bergevin descended into the ice of Brossard and warned Victor Mete that his name would be tax-free at noon. The next day, the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens announced to the 22-year-old defender that he is now a member of the Ottawa Senator.
“They are not in the portrait of the series, so I think I will have more freedom to exercise my style and impose myself on the defensive team,” he hinted in the trade deadline special.
“I’m not sure what will happen, but I intend to seize the opportunity to show myself.”
After Mete played in the top four last year, he has more opportunities to be excluded from turning this season.
He said: “This is a young team and I think I am a good fit for their training.” I talked with Pierre (Dorion) and DJ (Smith). They told me to take myself there, and I hope to participate in the game tonight, depending on the time of my arrival. This should not be a problem. “
Therefore, this is a new starting point for Mete. Since CH became 100th in 2016, it has played a total of 185 games in the past four years. He admitted that he would not feel sad to leave Quebec Metropolis.
“Of course I left Montreal sad. He admitted that I made a few friends and that was an important part of my life. The fans performed well in all the games at Bell Center. The city itself is extraordinary and can be one It is a special honor to play for a team with such a long history in the first six teams.
“It will serve my career.”
Mete is full of praise for his two mentors in Montreal.
“When I arrived in Montreal at the age of 18, I learned a lot from Shea Weber. Shea Weber brought me under his leadership in the first year. What kind of person is he? Jeff Petry The same is true. These two veterans are role models for those who play with them.
“You can learn a lot from these guys. I learned a lot from them both on the ice and on the ice.”
Finally, if anyone thinks that CH is struggling for the playoffs after losing three consecutive games, Mete believes that this by no means represents the damage his predecessor organization may cause in the playoffs.