It was needed and it was hoped for but I am completely shocked at how quick Boivin, Reed and Chappy have changed the image of the organization and have been "adopted" by the Montreal media.
I haven't seen this kind of interest and warm outlook by the media since Marv Levy's seventies squad. It's jarring. Even Herb has toned it down and seems willing to give them an opportunity.
As an added bonus they aren't expecting a Championship team out of the gate. I think an exciting and competitive team will be acceptable to the media.
Now for the jarring stuff (in a good way). Never seen this kind of coverage over a month away from the season.
Herb's off season review interview with Kavis.[url=http://montrealgazette.com/sports/football/cfl/montreal-alouettes/gm-kavis-reed-retools-alouettes-and-gives-club-a-new-identity]http://montrealgazette.com/sports/footb ... w-identity[/url]
Anne Etienne's entertainment section Q&A with Coach[url=http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2017/05/18/les-coups-de-cur-de-jacques-chapdelaine]http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2017/0 ... hapdelaine[/url]
Mathieu Boulay's Off season review with Kavis[url=http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2017/05/19/une-formation-batie-sur-le-caractere]http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2017/0 ... -caractere[/url]
Kavis French interview with Mathieu Boulay[url=http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2017/05/19/kavis-reed-apprend-le-francais]http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2017/0 ... e-francais[/url]
CKAC Jacques Chapdelaine interview with Popp number one hater Langlois[url=http://www.985sports.ca/lecteur/audio/football-alouettes-l-entraineur-chef-des-alouet-363951.mp3]http://www.985sports.ca/lecteur/audio/f ... 363951.mp3[/url]
Interview with Patrick Boivin by RC[url=http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1016153/patrick-boivin-president-alouettes-impact-partisans]http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/101 ... -partisans[/url]
Only notable POS is LaPresse who are in boycott mode (Maciocia factor) Their loss....
So Congratulations to all of them. Hard work and kindness pays off