U.S. Open | Wyndham Clark and Rory McIlroy dominate round https://t.co/7mpnsAogdy
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) June 17, 2023
Last season, Arber Xhekaj proved everyone wrong. The defenseman came from nowhere and had a great season. He fought hard on a number of occasions, scored some big goals and was generally an important piece of the team’s blue line.
In addition to his 101 penalty minutes, the left-hander collected 13 points, including five goals. He also won the hearts of fans. Although he had a good rookie season, his place in next season’s line-up is not assured.
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– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) June 16, 2023
With Joel Edmundson, Jordan Harris, Kaiden Guhle and Mike Matheson on the left, I can see his point. And on the right are David Savard, Johnathan Kovacevic, Chris Wideman and Justin Barron. Yes, there are spots, but he’ll have to compete for them. Competition from within, that’s what we like, isn’t it?
Obviously, two of the defensemen named above (and possibly an acquisition via the autonomous player market) will act as replacements, but if that’s the case for Xhekaj, it would be better to return him to Laval, in my opinion. After all, he’ll have to continue his development by playing, not by watching the games from the bridge. The same goes for Justin Barron, for that matter.
– Of course.
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There’s a good chance WPG trades both Connor Hellebuyck & Pierre-Luc Dubois this summer.
– Jacob Stoller (@JLStoller) June 16, 2023
– A name to keep an eye on.
Our Quebecer OLIVIER-MAXENCE PROSPER is #MONTREAL ‘s next star in the #NBA. His smile and personality are simply incredible. He’s going to be drafted in the first round! A team will be very lucky to have him in their organization! #OuiPapa #OuiOMax pic.twitter.com/cCc10QBbnB
– Peter Yannopoulos (@PeteYannopoulos) June 17, 2023
– A good start for them.