Do not be expecting Dvorak to be dealt before the trade deadline, it at all. First of all – he is injured. Secondly – both Dach and Newhook are nowhere close to being 50 percent in the faceoff dot for their NHL careers so far…his faceoff prowess is needed until they improve.
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) July 11, 2023
We agree that Monahan’s sample size is small, since he only played 25 games, his season having been cut short by injury.
That said, four of the five players I’ve named will technically battle it out for Montreal’s three center positions at training camp, as Dvorak could miss the start of the season due to knee surgery.
The possibility of D-Vo being traded this summer has been discussed in recent weeks… to the point whereElliotte Friedman suggested in the last few days that the player’s name was “one to watch” regarding a possible transaction.
The fact that he’s injured at the moment may explain why he hasn’t changed his address, but there’s also a world out there where Kent Hughes wants to keep him in his line-up. After all, Dvorak is relatively good in the face-off circle…
And with the efficiency rates of Dach, Newhook and even Suzuki last year, the Habs need a guy who’s responsible and efficient in the faceoffs.
He fills a chair that the team’s young centers aren’t yet capable of filling:
Christian Dvorak isn’t a 60-point player and he isn’t a spectacular player on the ice.
But the fact remains the same. He’s good at what he does and fulfills his role as it should be.
He’s not the one who’s going to change everything, and he’s not the one who’s going to take the team to the playoffs alone. But, at $4.45 million for two more seasons, the Habs might want to keep him around to take some pressure off Suzuki, Newhook and Dach.
– Simply magnificent.
Some more beautiful field hockey footage from the National Film Board of Canada in 1967. pic.twitter.com/OawkMZ2Yca
– Morgan Cameron Ross (@Morgan_C_Ross) July 13, 2023
– Nicolas Beaudin wants to make the club next year.
“For me, my head’s in Montreal, even if there’s congestion. I’d like to make the team and I think I’m capable. “https://t.co/ln9Iz8EwOE
– RDS (@RDSca) July 13, 2023
– Marc Brassard (@mbrassard) July 13, 2023
– I’d go with the Avalanche, Stars and Hurricanes. Would you?
– BarDown (@BarDown) July 13, 2023
– It’s perfectly normal.