For the first time, the podcast was on the road! Antoine Roussel welcomed the Zone Exit team to the Au sucre d’or maple grove, of which he is co-owner, in Laterrière in Saguenay.

Our journalists Guillaume Lefrançois and Simon-Olivier Lorange therefore discussed hockey, in front of the public gathered at the sugar shack, in the company of Jérémie Rainville and Martin McGuire, from 98.5 FM. Many thanks to the many listeners who came at the invitation of Cogeco and Antoine Roussel, and who were also generous in their questions and comments.

The fate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils was discussed. Our panelists also wondered if Mark Stone’s almost “magical” return to Vegas exposes the limits of the salary cap imposed on league teams.

At the end of the episode, Antoine Roussel returned to his career which saw him leave France as a teenager and spend almost a decade in the NHL before ending up in Laterrière, in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Block 10: 40 – Throwback to Toronto’s 7-2 win; 6:00 a.m. – Heat in the playoffs; 6:00 p.m. – Is Mark Stone the new Kucherov to get around the salary cap? 34:00 – Will the young Devils win one?

Block 237:00 – Are our panelists worried about the Bruins? 43:00 – Connor McDavid: 1 point in two games, what’s going on? 50:00 – It goes unmentioned, but Colorado gets pushed around by the Kraken.

Bloc 3Antoine Roussel talks to us about his journey and how he ended up co-owner of the Érablière Sucre D’or – Interview with Richard Letourneau, governor of the Saguenéens and president of the assembly of members of the QMJHL. On the menu: the Sags, the good moves of the league for the development of its players, but also how to prevent the worst from happening again for the young people?