– JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 22, 2023
The Montreal Canadiens’ 2022-2023 season was, all in all, a very painful and difficult one to follow.
As a result, the CH’s defensive brigade was very inexperienced, which was scary at first for the development of these same players.
Being thrown into the lion’s den is far from ideal.
The craziest part is that Guhle’s stats were better when he was with one of the other rookies on a pair, rather than with one of the veterans, either David Savard or Joel Edmundson.
When #GoHabsGo rookie Kaiden Guhle played w/ Savard or Edmundson, his numbers suffered.
But the moment he played w/ Harris, Kovacevic, or Xhekaj, his numbers improved significantly.
That’s one of the reasons Guhle is poised to flourish next year.
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) July 22, 2023
When Guhle was in the company of David Savard (his most regular partner) or Joel Edmundson, Guhle’s numbers were pretty mediocre.
Broadly speaking, Guhle’s numbers rose considerably in all three statistics when paired with Jordan Harris or Johnathan Kovacevic.
The conclusion to be drawn from all this is that Guhle has been placed in very difficult conditions with David Savard and Joel Edmundson, and will therefore benefit much more from being paired with another partner – the right partner.
Guhle’s numbers with Harris and Kovacevic undoubtedly demonstrate that, with the right partner, Guhle could blossom offensively as early as next season.
If he’s surrounded by the right people, and his partner complements him well, Guhle will find himself in a situation where he can express himself more offensively, and thus achieve offensive production and numbers (CF%, xGF% and HDCF%) worthy of a player who can become a first-pair defenseman.
To find out more, here’s Marc Dumont’s excellent article.
– And to think we thought the Panthers paid too much.
– Many players still without contract.
– Toutsurlehockey.com (@Toutsurlehockey) July 22, 2023
– What do you think?
– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) July 22, 2023
RUSSELL IS OUT IN Q1!
Last years pole sitter in Budapest will start P18 tomorrow in a shocking result for Mercedes. Daniel Ricciardo advances to Q2 in his return to the sport.
– TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 22, 2023
– All the better.