According to @GeorgesLaraque, the Canadiens’ injury problem won’t be solved by firing therapists, since it’s caused by the team’s construction, which is too small. What do you think?
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) June 14, 2023
The Canadiens’ 2022-2023 season can, in my opinion, be described in two words.
After all, we’ve seen a number of young players progress individually, but it’s above all the collective progress that’s interesting to see. Overall, we’ve noticed that the Habs now have a new culture, and it showed at times on the ice during the last campaign.
It wasn’t perfect, of course, but that wasn’t the point either.
Last night, the Canadiens fired Graham Rynbend (head sports therapist) and Donald Balmforth (head physiotherapist). We don’t necessarily know the reasons behind the team’s decision, but we suspect it has something to do with all the injuries we’ve been seeing over the past two years.
Good. Opinions are divided on this issue, and that’s to be expected. On the one hand, some feel that the organization made the right choice, while others feel that the injury problem won’t be solved even with the dismissal of the two therapists in question.
Georges Laraque is part of the second group. The former NHL brawler believes it’s the size of the team that’s the problem:
It’s a bit pointless to make that claim, since in reality, it wasn’t just the smaller players who were injured last year. A Twitter user by the name of Francis Proulx made the point in a reply under the BPM Sports publication, and it’s worth considering this, too:
Arber Xhekaj 6’4 238 lbs – 31 games
Juraj Slafkovsky 6’3 238lbs – 43 games
The number of missed games isn’t 100% accurate because I relied on the number of games played and there@were some heatlhy scratchers in there, but still!
Not just the little ones who are injured!
– Francis Proulx (@FrancisProulx18) June 14, 2023
Coming back to Georges Laraque’s comments, I understand what he’s getting at. It’s true that player size plays a role in the injury factor…
But to say that the problem is related solely to the fact that the team “is small” is a bit unusual, in my opinion. Especially in view of the fact that the average height of CH players is 6’1 for the 2022-2023 season.
Florida Panthers | Injuries will follow them next fall https://t.co/1pmnjDPxgJ
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) June 14, 2023
– Of note.
Multiple sources have confirmed the initial plans for the Stanley Cup Champions parade are scheduled for Saturday at 7PM down the Las Vegas Strip.
– SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) June 14, 2023
– Hihi .
Skin care specialists
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) June 14, 2023
– That’s no understatement.