Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin probably didn't purposely roast the Senators, but still

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It happens: brains go to mush for those responsible for stringing words together on occasion.

Rarely, though, do routine mental lapses result in a flawless troll job like it did for Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin.

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After Montreal’s 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, Drouin spoke to a media member about the Habs’ upcoming second leg of its back-to-back — and wound up hitting his rivals where it hurt.

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So, this caused some debate online, obviously, with many believing that Drouin purposely delivered the dig, piling the disrespect onto the opponent after a one-goal, three-point performance by bringing up Ottawa’s past (and apparent) infighting.

Personally, I’m skeptical. I mean, this transcript is a mess.

When you play teams, you know, three or four time, three or four times almost in a week and a couple days. So we know it’s going to be a battle. We hate those guys like they hate each oth- like they hate us.

A french-speaking player in a french-speaking city, the reasonable take is that Drouin was struggling to precisely grasp the timeframe on that third meeting between the teams later this month while delivering his response, and it completely threw off his train of thought.

But it isn’t out of the question that the Sens’ problems in recent seasons was residing deep in Drouin’s subconscious at that moment, and intercepted his delivery perfectly.

Regardless, it was good for a laugh.

Jonathan Drouin’s subtle shot. (Getty)
Jonathan Drouin’s subtle shot. (Getty)

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