Canadian WTA player Aleksandra Wozniak doesn’t have to be told to stand by her man. On Tuesday, she ripped the Montreal Canadiens for cutting her boyfriend Louis Leblanc in the team’s first round of cuts.
To get her point across, Wozniak tweeted a couple of messages in both French and English after the Habs demoted Leblanc, who was a first round draft pick back in 2009. “He did everything the CH organization told him to do and what. . . get cut this early? Oh and the reason. . . worst excuse ever! This is wrong” one of Wozniak’s tweets read.
Since then, it seems as though the former No. 21 in the WTA has cooled down. All of the negative tweets have since been deleted from her Twitter account and that’s probably a good thing because Leblanc needs to turn his game around in a hurry.
After being drafted No. 18 overall, Leblanc hasn’t lived up to his hype. He scored just five goals and five assists in 42 NHL games in 2011-12 and managed just 18 points in 62 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL last year.
Reports indicate Leblanc showed up for training camp in good shape and played relatively well, but this is likely a case of team management sending a message to the 23-year-old. If he doesn’t pick his game up, he’s going to be left behind. To be fair, it was unlikely Leblanc would have cracked the Canadiens’ opening-night roster anyway. Montreal is strong down the middle and returns basically the same forwards as last year apart from the additions of Daniel Briere and George Parros. The Canadiens open the NHL regular season Oct. 1 at home to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Habs are expected to make some noise this season and are set at -189 to make the playoffs at Sports Interaction.
Meanwhile, Wozniak might be better off worrying about her own career more than that of her main squeeze. She was just ousted in the second round of the US Open and has fallen all the way to No. 377 in the WTA rankings.