Owen Beck, the king of well-rounded tracking data.
Offence stayed steady with PBO despite the dip in points. Strong defensive and transition results. One of the very best at creating space for his teammates (advantages created, off-puck assists). Always attacks the inside. https://t.co/dnsIJR02BX pic.twitter.com/BYWJyDkjfi
– Mitchell Brown (@MitchLBrown) June 26, 2023
Owen Beck wowed the crowd at the Montreal Canadiens’ last training camp.
When we talk about him, we’re mostly wondering where he’ll be playing next year. For Beck, it’s either the NHL or junior, since he’s not yet eligible to play in the AHL.
That said, you have to ask yourself what’s best for your progression.
Last season’s advanced statistics show that he may have what it takes to make the leap to the big leagues, and although he struggled offensively following the deal that sent him to Peterborough, he still excels offensively.
That’s all well and good, stats and advanced stats… But it’s not the only thing you need to rely on to know what’s in store for him next year.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: whether in the NHL or the CHL, the most important thing for the CH is that it continues to develop properly. If the CH feels that playing in the National League next year is in its favour, it could start the year with the big boys .
But would it hurt him to return to the OHL for another year? That’s the question we have to ask ourselves. After all, there’s no hurry on the CH side, and next year is likely to be as difficult as 2022-2023.
Unless Beck destroys everything in his path at the team’s next training camp, I personally see him starting the season with the Petes. Nothing’s impossible, though…
But I don’t see why the organization would decide to rush things in his case, even if he is ready to play in the NHL in the eyes of some.
– We’ll be watching with interest.
Arbitration award for Ilya Samsonov is now due by late afternoon Sunday. A bit surprising the hearing happened.
I suspect award will be in $3.5 million range.
– James Mirtle (@mirtle) July 21, 2023
– A name to remember.
Kiviharju gets the hype, but another Finnish defenseman who has tons of NHL potential is Veeti Vaisanen. Here are clips from three consecutive shifts vs. Slovakia in April. The scary thing is he can also play in next April’s U18. He’s a terrific prospect. pic.twitter.com/ZRi1XZVWEh
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) July 21, 2023
– Well done.
Carlos Alcaraz wins first match since his Wimbledon title https://t.co/WAsIKD3Cq0
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) July 21, 2023
– News from our Quebecers participating in the Tour de France.