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Logan Mailloux is the Canadiens’ best hope according to Grant McCagg
The Habs have a Big Three in their prospect ranks.

Polarizing analyst Grant McCagg has completed his Recrutes. ca top-30 list of Montreal Canadiens prospects, published today. Logan Mailloux is a surprise first-place finisher.

In his 19th OHL season, Mailloux scored 53 points in 59 regular-season games and 24 points in 21 playoff games. Drafted 31st overall, in circumstances where we knew he could have been selected much earlier, Mailloux convinced McCagg.

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.

McCagg points out that it was at the development camp that he stood out for him, considering his lack of experience.

As mentioned above, McCagg also refers to a Big Three, positioning Lane Hutson in third place. Not necessarily big in terms of size, we understand, but certainly a very promising future, should the three men reach their hoped-for potential.

“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.

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