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Lane Hutson takes part in the Goal of the Year debate at the CDM
We know that Lane Hutson is as talented as they come. The little defenseman has talent coming out of his ears, which is good for the future of the Montreal Canadiens.

In fact, I have the impression that, because of his size and the fact that he’s not yet in the NHL, he’s considered the cherry on top of the sundae when it comes to left-handed prospects on the blue line.

In what sense?

In the sense that we often say “Kaiden Guhle is dominant, Jordan Harris is there, Arber Xhekaj is unique… and I haven’t even told you about Lane Hutson, who is developing in Boston” when talking about youngsters.

In that sense.

And this morning, on the sidelines of the Americans’ match against the Austrians at the World Championship, he scored an “I’m the cherry on the sundae” goal with a side-by-side in his team’s 4-1 win.

As you can see, he decided to forget the fact that he was his team’s seventh defenseman that day and took the puck up alone to score a superb goal.

I’m still amazed.

Not everyone can control the puck like that. Not everyone can shoot off-balance to score a very important goal for their team.

But he can, just like P.K. Subban used to.

You’ll tell me that it was only against Austria… and I’ll tell you that he’s still the only American player to have managed to do it. And he’s younger than everyone else, we’ll remember that.

I wonder if he’ll make the jump to the pros next March/April. If so, it’ll be as exciting as can be.

In bursts

– Normal.

– Really?

– Interesting.

– Good question.

– Good point.

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