TVA Sports and La Poche Bleue are pleased to announce the list of main contributors to the newspaper “La Poche Bleue le midi”, hosted by Stéphane Gonzalez.
Starting September 12, Stéphane will be able to count on a top team when he will be surrounded by eight former players or coaches for a total of over 4,700 games in the NHL.
Guillaume Latendresse, Maxim Lapierre, Simon Gagné, Steve Bégin, Louis Robitaille, Joël Bouchard, Michel Therrien and Mathieu Perreault will therefore regularly take part in discussions and analyzes this season, as well as Raphaël Doucet and Justine St-Martin, who are also becoming collaborators. of the issue.
Other contributors will also be added to the discussions based on sports news.
“La Poche Bleue le midi” will be broadcast simultaneously on weekdays at noon on TVA Sports and on the YouTube page “La Poche Bleue”. There will be discussions, analysis, entertainment and lots of fun.
Gonzo has stood out in the Montreal media for more than 20 years, most notably at Musique Plus, Salut Bonjour, TVA Sports and 91.9 Sports. The multi-sport knowledge of him impresses more than one. He can, among other things, talk to you about hockey, football or baseball. He joins the La Poche Bleue team by becoming the host of La Poche Bleue at noon, but also of Snack, THE football podcast to listen to.
Co-founder of La Poche Bleue, Guillaume played seven seasons in the National League with the Canadiens, the Wilds and the Senators. He was only 19 when he started with CH, during the 2006-2007 season. Retired since 2014, he immediately made his mark on TV and since last year he has been one of the analysts of La Soirée du Samedi, on TVA Sports. Guillaume speaks no language and provides his analysis with heart … and humor!
Max has played over 900 professional games, including 614 in the NHL with Canadiens, Ducks, Canucks, Blues and Penguins. In particular, he helped the Canadian reach the eastern final in 2010, as well as participating in the Stanley Cup final with the Canucks in 2011. He also played in Sweden, Switzerland and Germany, before founding La Poche Bleue in 2020. He had a big mouth on the ice, he still has it on the microphone. Max provides the analysis of him with authenticity and doesn’t mess with the record.
Champion of the 2002 Olympic Games and 2004 World Cup with Canada, Simon has had a long career of 822 NHL games with the Flyers, Lightning, Kings and Bruins. In 2012, he helped Los Angeles win the Stanley Cup! Twice he has scored 40 goals, he is now one of Patrick Roy’s assistant coaches with the Quebec Remparts, with whom he has enjoyed a brilliant youth career. At Gonzo’s microphone he will be able to share his sense of hockey, which has always been above average.
Fans loved it on ice, they’ll love it on the mic as well. Steve is a guy with integrity who will be able to share his hockey knowledge with his heart, just like when he was a player. Veteran of 524 games in the NHL, he can also give the point of view of a coach, since he has already been an assistant in Val-d’Or and Drummondville in the QMJHL. The former number 22 will soon become a favorite.
Standard bearer of the Canadian last season, Mathieu has over 700 games of experience in the National League, with the Capitals, the Ducks, the Jets and the CH. Four times he has scored more than 40 points in one season, including three with the Jets. Mathieu has always been recognized for his versatility. He could help both on the front line and on the fourth line, as well as having a very good sense of the game He has recently retired from hockey, it will be his first experience in the media.
Former assistant coach of the Drummondville Voltigeurs and Val-d’Or Foreurs, and former head coach of the Victoriaville Tigres, Louis is entering his third season as GM and head coach of the Gatineau Olympiques in the QMJHL. The recent gold medal for Team Canada at the World Junior Championship had a long playing career, reaching the NHL with the Washington Capitals and playing more than 400 games in the American League.
Former NHL and American League defender Joël Bouchard also has 12 years of experience behind a hockey bench. Joël was head coach of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada for four seasons. He led his team to the Circuit Courteau final for two consecutive seasons. He then made the leap to the American League with Laval Rocket, which he led for three seasons. An exceptional popularizer, Joël will be able to explain and convey his vision of hockey.
Michel Therrien has nearly 30 years of experience behind a bench, including 12 as head coach of the NHL. In particular he led the Montreal Canadiens for eight seasons, from 2000 to 2003, then from 2012 to 2017. He also led the Pittsburgh Penguins with whom he went to the Stanley Cup final in 2008. The amateurs know Michel as an expert coach, but they will quickly discover his humor and experience.
Former editor-in-chief of Hockey Le Magazine, Raphaël has spent the past five years at 91.9 Sports, first as a game analyst Laval Rocket, then as a field reporter, producer, host and, also, games analyst at CF Montreal. . In short, it touched everything! He joins La Poche bleue as editor-in-chief of lapochebleue.com and contributor to La Poche Bleue midi. He loves hockey, but also football, soccer and basketball among other things.
Justine St Martin
Justine has been working in sports media for 10 years. Although she doesn’t know how to skate, she is a huge fan of hockey and sports in general. Justine is a TVA Sports host for the broadcast of Trois-Rivières Lions, Quebec Remparts, RSEQ and NHL University Football, as well as collaborating on Sortez, Golfez. In short, it touches everything. Justine will be a news contributor for Laval Rocket and Trois-Rivières Lions.