MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens don't appreciate the hockey commentary coming from the city's new mayor.
Allo? Un billet simple pour Hamilton pour David Desharnais svp.... #HabsDC
— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) November 11, 2013
It was a rather run-of-the-mill remark for a regular fan, many of whom have criticized the play of the struggling forward. But this came from a government official, and the team pushed back Monday.
Coach Michel Therrien says: "I really believe this is inappropriate from our mayor."
In Coderre's first week, he has already had a run-in with the Parti Quebecois provincial government over its religion charter and with the powerful mayor of Quebec City over a perceived slight. He also encouraged embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford to switch to Diet Coke.