– TSN 690 Radio (@TSN690) June 28, 2023
Yesterday, the Canadiens acquired Alex Newhook. The center forward is a good talent, but he’s small. He’s 5’10.
Of course, in today’s NHL, it’s possible to be successful despite being small. The Canadiens’ coach is the best proof of this.
But I don’t think a club can have too many small players.
I’m not of John Scott’s school of thought, which is that the Habs can’t win with Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield. That said, I don’t think adding too many small players to the core is ideal.
Newhook should be an important player without being part of the club’s core per se. And at 190 pounds, he’s not necessarily the easiest player to pack in.
But if a top-9 includes Suzuki, Caufield and Newhook, that’s going to add weight somewhere. And clearly, all this could be a clue that the CH should draft a big player.
Even if the Habs say they like what Matvei Michkov had to say in the interview, Newhook’s arrival must mean the CH will be going in a different direction for the future.
It’s long been felt that the CH ultimately wants to look elsewhere. Rumours that the CH is tempted to move down in the draft are also pointing in that direction, we agree.
The more time passes, the more I get the feeling that Kent Hughes is going to rely on what he’s already said. Let’s not forget that he eventually wants a heavy, talented and fast team on the ice at the Bell Centre.
I’d be surprised if Ryan Leonard, Zach Benson or Michkov were the Canadiens’ choice.
– We’re on the move. Pick #37 (originally the Canadiens’ choice) goes the other way.
Hearing Ross Colton will be traded from TB to Colorado
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 28, 2023
– More on Colorado.
Hearing that J.T. Compher will go to market July 1. The #Avs are almost certainly moving on from the center, who has been with the team since the 2016-17 season.
– Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) June 28, 2023
– The Jets want to move.
Rumors: the Jets are still likely to be very activehttps://t.co/9UUa0Mf1YA
– RDS (@RDSca) June 28, 2023
The right-hander would be open to waiving his no-trade clause.https://t.co/WjaiqipiGw
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) June 28, 2023
– Martin St-Louis is happy to see Alex Newhook in town. [98.5 FM]
– Habs Fan TV (@habsfantv_) June 28, 2023