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The Power of Chicken: Montreal Canadiens Organziation Makes a Fan's Dreams Come True

Published February 16, 2024 at 12:41
BY DAVE C.
It all started with a nice dinner at Poulet Rouge for twitter user ColeGoalfield aka Alex Jodoin, who ended up gaining traction across Habs twitter recently, even meeting his idol Cole Caufield!

From a Chicken Bowl to meeting Cole Caufield



Alex, would post his poulet rouge meal ahead of going to the Habs game on January 11th, where Cole Caufield's 12 game point streak began, and because of his superstition, he never stopped ordering poulet rouge on game days, and caught the eyes of many fans in the twitter world.


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Mr. Jodoin even ended up doing a skit with Poulet Rouge, which then caught the eyes of the VP of Hockey Communications of the Montreal Canadiens Chantal Machabee who helped set up the meeting between Alex and Cole Caufield!


I sat down with a 1 for 1 with the legend Alex Jodoin to talk about his latest rise to fame!

I asked Alex when he started loving Cole Caufield and his play:

It first started back during his draft season when he was with the USNTP, back then I used to follow prospects more heavily and the way he acted by always being so happy and his resilience made me fall in love instantly. I never thought the Habs would've had a chance to draft him as I had him going 6-7 so when he fell to our pick I was ecstatic!

What was the idea behind the famous Poulet Rouge meal?

Honestly there wasn't much of an idea, it just happened that way. My brother had talked to me during Christmas about Poulet Rouge and I had tried it a couple of times. I went during the Habs game against San Jose on January 11th and Cole made an assist, didn't make much of it but being a superstitious guy I told myself I'd go the next game and the rest is history!

I then asked him the big question, How was it meeting Cole Caufield and what do you have to say to fans who aspire to be in the position you were in?

It was the best day in my life no doubt, 2 days later and I still can't describe the experience. It's just stuff you never think would happen in your life, especially in a big hockey market like Montreal, you just think I'll never be able to have my moment with him and it happened. I'll forever be grateful for Chantal that made everything possible. For the folks that aspire to be in the position that I was, I would just tell them to keep going and trying, and to never get your hopes down, dreams absolutely do come true when you want it bad enough! It's just a matter of how much you want it! Obviously my situation might be different but I had a dream and kept working torwards it every day!



A feel good story!
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