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– Habs Fan TV (@habsfantv_) July 8, 2023
What’s more, it wasn’t just on offense and defense that good prospects were available at picks 31 and 37.
In fact, solid goaltenders were available, and considering the CH’s lack of top-notch prospects in front of net, it would have been a great opportunity to add one with one of these two picks.
Fowler clearly wasn’t the prospect in net that CH fans were waiting for, but in the end, he’s a very nice project, just like the other goalies drafted at this auction.
He’s a solid goalie who represents a great future project for the CH.
In fact, we learned a little more about Fowler’s NHL potential in one of Marc Dumont’s recent articles.
#GoHabsGo goaltender Jacob Fowler was one of the most interesting players added to the team’s prospect pool at the 2023 Draft.
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) July 7, 2023
When asked about Fowler’s NHL potential, Peters said he saw Fowler becoming a solid tandem goaltender in the NHL.
At first glance, this may seem disappointing to fans considering that Fowler is probably the organization’s best prospect in front of the net.
Indeed, today’s NHL seems to be turning more and more towards the idea of having a solid tandem and not just an excellent first goaltender.
As we’ve seen in recent years, many teams use two goalies, giving just a few extra games to one.
Then, once they reach the playoffs, teams no longer hesitate to change goalies if things aren’t going their way.
What’s more, most of the teams that didn’t use more than one goalie didn’t last long.
I’m thinking of the Tampa Bay Lightning with Andrei Vasilevskiy, the Winnipeg Jets with Connor Hellebuyck and the New York Rangers with Igor Shesterkin.
In today’s NHL, you need at least two solid goalies, not just one.
Peters explains that Fowler clearly has the skills and talent to become a starting goalie, but that it’s still too early to predict such things.
To find out more about Fowler and Chris Peters’ analysis of him, here’s Marc Dumont’s excellent article.
– What a beautiful moment.
– Listen now.
🔵Fans reaction to Reinbacher
🔵Locker room the #Habs are building
– The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro (@thesickpodcasts) July 8, 2023
– Check it out.
Today’s #GoHabsGo Daily:
– The Atlantic Division arms race is great news for the Montreal Canadiens.
– A nice look at the 69th overall pick at the 2023 Draft, Jacob Fowler.
– David Reinbacher’s emotional call to his parents.
Plus more NHL news:https://t.co/WYWx2hlDtS
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) July 8, 2023
– Coming up.
Rain at Silverstone, Ferrari and Charles Leclerc ahead of https://t.co/tLto4NpSYB
– Radio-Canada Sports (@RC_Sports) July 8, 2023
– Canada in the semi-finals.