The Quebecer sets the record straight about what’s being said about the Jets player!👀https://t.co/p75xlZszWa
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) May 1, 2023
As we’ve seen over the past few days, even if a team seems to be built for the playoffs, it’s the team that wants to win the most that will advance to the next round.
The Jets came into the playoffs with a very good, well-balanced club, littered with veterans and talented players. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough hunger for victory in the Winnipeg dressing room in the first round.
For Marchessault, Dubois was by far the Jets’ best player in the playoffs.
“I think Pierre-Luc Dubois was their best player on the ice, every night. He worked hard and was physically involved. Honestly, I have nothing but good things to say about him.” – Jonathan Marchessault
I love Kyle Connor and he didn’t have an atrocious series. But he performed below expectations and wasn’t as electrifying as he was the last two seasons.
Based on Marchessault’s comments, Dubois seems to be the kind of player Montreal is looking for. A power forward who delivers the goods physically, while collecting plenty of points and giving 100% on the ice, may indeed attract some general managers.
“When you have a lot of veterans in the line-up, you understand that it’s not about scoring as many goals as you can in the playoffs. You have to play well defensively and let the other team make the mistakes. That’s what we were able to do in the first round.” – Jonathan Marchessault
“We’ll have to be alert when they’re on the ice, because it’s virtually impossible to keep them off the score sheet. We’ll have to limit them to one point each. That’s how we can win against this team. We’ll have to play physical and not give them a lot of space.” – Jonathan Marchessault
– Read more.
In today’s #Habs Daily:
– The Canadiens can afford to explore goaltending options next season.
– Playoff highlights from top prospects Jared Davidson, Joshua Roy, and Owen Beck.
Plus more news from around the NHL:https://t.co/h8uzteC9DQ
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) May 1, 2023
– Interesting news.
No NHL forward has blocked more shots than Auston Matthews this season, and no team has blocked more shots than the Maple Leafs since the start of the playoffs. This is the kind of thing that happens when a team matures. https://t.co/zBOhLEJwfv
– Martin Leclerc (@MLeclerc_Hockey) May 1, 2023
– Can he do it tonight?
As expected, the @NJDevils will have 22-year-old Akira Schmid between the pipes for #Game7 tonight. Will he lead New Jersey past New York and into the Second Round of the 2023 #StanleyCup Playoffs?#NHLStats: https://t.co/WOSZNLBCzR pic.twitter.com/ogeU9fP0h3
– NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 2, 2023
– Nice piece by Michael Russo of The Athletic
Bruins coach Jim Montgomery made too many wrong moves to overcome
– Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) May 2, 2023
– Very interesting statistic to set the table for game #7 of the Rangers-Devils series.
Chris Kreider is 7-1 in Game 7s, all with the Rangers.
Ondrej Palat is 4-2 in Game 7s, all with the Lightning.
Vladimir Tarasenko is 4-0 in Game 7s, all with the Blues.
Barclay Goodrow is 4-0 in Game 7s, split between the Sharks, Lightning and Rangers.
– Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) May 2, 2023