While there's been plenty of hype this offseason for the upcoming Montreal Canadiens roster, there's been some drama as well.
One of the big storylines revolved around Max Domi and his role during the bubble playoffs.
Domi was used as the team's fourth line center and stories flew around that there was some beef between head coach Claude Julien and the forward.
Then Domi was traded to Columbus and said he didn't understand anything that happened and there was no communication between the team and Domi going back to the bubble.
Domi said he was never told what his role was and why he was on the fourth line and what he could do to get back up higher in the lineup.
On Thursday Julien met with the media for a Zoom conference call and was asked about Domi's claim.
Julien said it was the farthest thing from the truth and all players were met with multiple times in the bubble to have their roles explained to them.
He added that all players know his door is always open if players have any questions and said there was no lack of communication.
#Habs Claude Julien says as a coach, his office door is always open for his players and that he spoke to all his players -- including Max Domi -- before the playoffs began to discuss their roles so he doesn't believe there were any communication issues
— Priyanta Emrith (@HabsInHighHeels) October 22, 2020
#Habs Claude Julien says trading Max Domi was a hockey decision and had nothing to do with Domi as a person.— Priyanta Emrith (@HabsInHighHeels) October 22, 2020
#Habs Julien on Domi's exit: "Max became a little bit expendable because (Kotkaniemi and Suzuki) played so well (during the post-season)... Max was such a good player we were able to get a good player in return (Anderson)."— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) October 22, 2020