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Biz Gets Nasty Over Cutter Gauthier Trade

Published January 9, 2024 at 5:09 PM
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The recent trade of Cutter Gauthier to the Anaheim Ducks from the Philadelphia Flyers has been a major topic in the NHL. Gauthier, a notable fifth overall pick from the 2022 draft, was traded for defenseman Jamie Drysdale and a 2025 second-round pick. This move followed Gauthier's impressive performance at the World Juniors Championship, where he led with 12 points and contributed significantly to the U.S. team's gold medal win.

Cutter Gauthier Traded To Anahiem Ducks For Drysdale And Picks



The trade's background revolves around Gauthier's apparent disinterest in playing for the Flyers. Flyers GM Dany Briere revealed that Gauthier consistently refused to sign, train, or communicate with the team, which ultimately led to the trade. Briere described the situation as "a long time coming," highlighting the team's failed efforts to engage with Gauthier.



The trade has elicited strong reactions across the NHL community. John Tortorella, the Flyers' head coach, humorously commented that he couldn't recognize Gauthier 'from a hole in the wall.' Additionally, Gauthier's interviews expressing his preference for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby, a rival team and player, further fueled the controversy.


Biz Nasty Offers A Warning to Gauthier



Paul Bissonnette, a respected TNT analyst and podcast host for Spittin' Chiclets, criticized Gauthier's approach, labeling him as the new villain in Philadelphia. He also commented on Flyers chairman and CEO Dan Hilferty's remarks, indicating that Philadelphia sports fans have long memories, which might not bode well for Gauthier's future encounters in the city.


Former NHL player Scott Hartnell also voiced his opinion, criticizing Gauthier on live TV for his attitude and entitlement without having played an NHL game. Hartnell's comments reflect a broader sentiment in the NHL community about Gauthier's unusual and controversial stance in the lead-up to the trade.



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