– SwissHabs (@SwissHabs) July 27, 2023
We’re starting to get answers to our questions about David Reinbacher.
We’re talking NHL… or Europe.
The sporting director of Kloten (Reinbacher’s team in Switzerland), Larry Mitchell, says he has reached an agreement with the Canadian that Reinbacher will not be able to play in the AHL or junior hockey next season:
If he makes it to the NHL on the first try, we’ll be very happy for him. And if he doesn’t, we’ll be delighted to have him at Kloten for another year. – Larry Mitchell
This is not necessarily surprising. And it’s perhaps the best possible decision for his development.
After all, we know there will be congestion on the Laval Rocket blue line, and Jean-François Houle might not have had the opportunity to give him the role that suits his progression.
In Europe, he’ll be away from the cameras and should have the chance to play big minutes. That’s what I like about the idea of seeing him play in Switzerland in 2023-2024.
Because, realistically speaking…
Filip Mesar in Laval?
In fact, the CH prospect confided in an interview that the organization had told him the AHL was waiting for him, and that there was even a chance he’d play an NHL game early in the campaign if he stood out at training camp.
So, in theory, his junior year would be over… And I seem to have a problem with this.
It bothers me a little because Mesar didn’t break anything in 2022-2023 in the OHL. He was expected to quickly become one of the most dominant players on the circuit, but that hasn’t been the case.
The Slovak claimed 51 points (14 goals) in 52 games… But he especially “disappointed” in the playoffs with a collection of four points (one goal) in the space of nine games.
But hey. If the organization deems that the best choice for his development is to have him play at the professional level next year, that’ll be it.
The options for two of the top Montreal Canadiens prospects next season are becoming clear.
David Reinbacher will not play in the AHL. It’s the NHL or the NL in his case.
As for Filip Mešár, he will not return to the OHL.
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) July 27, 2023
– Speaking of Reinbacher.
– The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro (@thesickpodcasts) July 27, 2023
– Who will be on the cover of NHL 24?
No CH representative has been on the cover! 😅 Did you know that Sidney Crosby was also never on the cover? pic.twitter.com/zfFUPNyHwP
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) July 27, 2023
– For sure.
“It doesn’t need to be torn down all the way, so to speak. I feel really confident we can get back to playing at a high level and do some damage.“https://t.co/RV1wcadPQw
– NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) July 27, 2023
– It’s not always accurate.
NHL analytics are powerful and have exploded in popularity. But we should also be aware of its flaws.
10 times analytics were wrong about NHL players and the key lessons learned:https://t.co/pyqwWcnZeh
– Harman Dayal (@harmandayal2) July 27, 2023
– That’s it.