These rankings are fluid & will undoubtedly fluctuate this season. Mailloux set himself apart at the development camp for me. I was highly impressed considering he’s a kid who has played fewer than 100 OHL games and had no U-18, WHC or U-20 experiences. He’s improving monthly.
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) July 26, 2023
Still surprising, considering David Reinbacher’s recent selection in the fifth round. In other words, Mailloux is worth more than a player selected 5th, who settles for second place.
“Can Mailloux, Reinbacher and Hutson one day become the best trio of defensemen since Robinson, Savard and Lapointe?”
I tend to wonder if we’re forgetting Kaiden Guhle, here, and if we could be talking about an extremely solid quartet of defensemen, and above all, one that complements each other very well: a big offensive defenseman on the right (Mailloux) complemented by a stable left-hander (Guhle), and a small left-handed offensive defenseman (Hutson) complemented by a big complete defenseman (Reinbacher).
Oliver Kapanen’s presence in 4th place also comes as a surprise.
For the complete ranking of the Canadiens’ Top 30 prospects, click here.
In a gust
– Rodgers really has nothing to worry about.
We’re not worried about his bank account, though… https://t. co/crnLyxlLqJ
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) July 26, 2023
– A tribute from Jonathan Toews.
Jonathan Toews on Rocky Wirtz, via Instagram: pic.twitter.com/utLJcsisn1
– Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) July 26, 2023
– Werenski is back.