– james (@koivuhabs) July 9, 2023
And clearly, there aren’t many players left with the Habs today.
As there are a few small typos in the photo, it inspired me to pay a little visit to Hockey DB and clearly, even though we already know it, the roster is… er… quite different.
- Tyler Toffoli
- Corey Perry
- Eric Staal
- Jesperi Kotkaniemi
- Joel Edmundson*
- Jonathan Drouin*
- Shea Weber
- Jeff Petry
- Artturi Lehkonen
- Phillip Danault
- Erik Gustafsson
- Ben Chiarot
- Alexander Romanov
- Brett Kulak
- Tomas Tatar
- Jon Merrill
- Michael Frolik
- Xavier Ouellet
- Ott Leskinen
- Victor Mete
- Alex Belzile*
Paul Byron and Carey Price, whose respective careers on skates are over, are also in the Canadiens’ entourage at the moment, but they won’t be playing again. We all know that.
It’s also worth noting that management has changed, and so has the bench. In fact, several members of the organization have not been present in Montreal since those playoffs.
Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield, Joel Armia, Brendan Gallagher, Josh Anderson, Jake Evans, Jesse Ylönen, Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau are the only ones still here. The last three did not play in the playoffs.
That leaves six guys from the 2021 series. The first two are the heart of the club, the next two are practically giveaways and the last two are doing a good job, but they’re not necessarily part of the core.
I don’t see Anderson as a long-term core guy, personally… even if he is a good field hockey player.
John Scott may think they’re too small to be successful in the playoffs, but if the CH makes it to the finals in the next few years, it’s possible that these guys will be the only ones to have also made the 2021 playoffs, since the other four may be called upon to leave.
The 6-foot-8 giant questions the future playoff success of both forwards → https://t.co/t6XlpT97yI
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) June 9, 2023
In a gust
– What do you think?
Just for fun, my top 10 #CH prospects:
1-Lane Hutson (D)
2-David Reinbacher (D)
3-Joshua Roy (A)
4-Logan Mailloux (D)
5-Owen Beck (C)
6-Filip Mesar (A)
7-Sean Farrell (A)
8-Emil Heineman (A)
9-Adam Engstrom (D)
– Marc-Olivier Beaudoin (@MOBeaudoin1) July 10, 2023
– Of note.
#SJSharks UFA Andrej Sustr signs with Kölner Haie (Germany)
– Brennan Klak (@nhlupdate) July 10, 2023
– He will face Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the first round tonight.
“Let’s face it, I’m not a power hitter.” https://t.co/KiWJl95XRP
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) July 10, 2023
– Oh well.