“I can name you three” who are certain to play in the NHL, according to him… → https://t.co/IwVXuTBkHG
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) May 13, 2023
Let’s transpose that to the CH. Defensively, it should have no trouble building something good when it comes to the blue line, since there are plenty of hopefuls.
As we all know, the Canadiens still haven’t officially named their goaltender of the future. Maybe he’s already in Montreal… but maybe we need to draft a good one this year.
In his opinion, the fact that the Maple Leafs and Oilers won’t get any further than the Habs in 2021, despite having more explosive offenses, shows that Kent Hughes needs to go out and get a big goalie.
After this draft, the Habs will have made 25+ picks in the top two rounds in the past decade. There are only 23 spots on an NHL roster. Simple math tells us that at least one of those 25 picks should be a goalie. None of the 22 to date have been. It is time.
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) May 15, 2023
After all, the CH has three top-37 picks, and they’ll definitely need to add some talent in front of the net to become a good team again. And like a goalie, it takes time to develop…
I think the example of the 2021 series is a good one, because without Phillip Danault (defensive prowess) and Carey Price, let’s just say the Habs wouldn’t have reached the Stanley Cup finals.
Based on the 2021 and 2023 series, it’s clear that the CH must draft a goaltender. And based on the club’s pool of prospects, it’s clear that this goalie needs to be drafted sooner rather than later.
Defenseman Mark Giordano says he still believes in the Maple Leafs’ core.
“I don’t see many teams with as many impact players as we have. There’s a reason we’ve had such great seasons and scored so many points over the last six years.”
– Raphaël Guillemette (@raphael_SRC) May 15, 2023
– Ryan O’Reilly on his future.
Ryan O’Reilly on if he would stick with the Leafs in free agency. pic.twitter.com/3uvoES1LTF
– TSN (@TSN_Sports) May 15, 2023
– It’s rumor season.
NHL offseason trade board: What we’re hearing about Jets stars, Leafs’ Core 4 and other targets
– Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) May 15, 2023
The NHLPA has “serious concerns” with Hockey Canada’s new player screening approach, according to a memo obtained by The Athletic.
“We believe it will be impossible for players to fully understand their obligations.“https://t.co/XiAOri7Dt0
– The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) May 12, 2023
– He’s no good.