Raphaël Lavoie accepts a two-season deal with the Oilershttps://t.co/ZTpM8rgvd6
– RDS (@RDSca) July 15, 2023
A number of issues must be resolved, including the surplus of forwards. The CH has 14 forwards on one-way NHL contracts. There’s also Juraj Slafkovsky, who is on his rookie contract and could be traded down to the Laval Rocket.
Marc P. Dupont of Montreal Hockey News has written an excellent article on a number of topics concerning the CH’s upcoming season.
In this #GoHabsGo Mailbag:
– Goaltending Options for 2023-24.
– A Draft-day trade offer from the Predators involving Askarov.
– A look ahead at the 2024 Draft, and the next Hutson.
– Montreal Canadiens options for the top line.
And much more⬇️ https://t.co/lNnuX7lp6l
– Dirt McGirt (@MarcPDumont) July 15, 2023
The keeper situation, the ideal trio mate for Suzuki and Caufield, and a few words about Lane Hutson’s brother Cole are among the subjects of Marc P. Dupont’s paper.
Josh Anderson and Kirby Dach regularly come to mind, having enjoyed some good times alongside the CH’s two young stars.
Sean Monahan and Rafaël Harvey-Pinard are also enviable options, as they are capable of keeping up with the two youngsters.
But there’s another option, which I share with Marc P. Dupont, and that’s to separate Suzuki and Caufield, in order to balance the lines.
In reality, it’s not that far-fetched. The Habs’ two star players play very well together, but Suzuki is the type of player who can perform with any player.
As for Caufield, we know very well that he’s a natural scorer, so he has to be with a very good playmaker. Kirby Dach is, in my opinion, the best facilitator on the team, because his ceiling is very high, and he has great size, magic hands and incredible game vision.
A number of trio options are possible, but I think that with these lines, there’s plenty to drink in Montreal.
Juraj Slafkovsky – Nick Suzuki – Josh Anderson
Alex Newhook – Kirby Dach – Cole Caufield
Sean Monahan – Christian Dvorak – Brendan Gallagher
Rafaël Harvey-Pinard – Jake Evans / Rem Pitclick / Joel Armia / Mike Hoffman / Michael Pezzetta
– The Quebecer had a very good season in the AHL in 2022-2023.
– Steph Curry is probably an alien.
– The 36-year-old veteran will continue his career in his native country.
HV71 🇸🇪 (SHL) have signed defenseman Anton Strålman to a one-year contract. pic.twitter.com/LxUGOdx3hg
– Complete Hockey News (@CompleteHkyNews) July 15, 2023
– How do you like Lionel Messi in his new colors?
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– Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) July 15, 2023