If everyone develops like the world (which isn’t guaranteed), there’s a world in which these four guys are in the Habs’ starting line-up in October 2024.
There’s even a world where all four played at least one game with the Habs in April 2024…
And I haven’t even mentioned Mike Matheson, a veteran who deserves to stay in town for the long haul.
After all, he’s often compared to some excellent defensemen. Grant McCagg, who sees him in his soup, thinks he looks like Larry Robinson on the ice.
– The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro (@thesickpodcasts) July 27, 2023
And he’s not the only one to hold her in high regard.
The fact that he’s been able to play big minutes in London (averaging 33 minutes in the last few playoff games) and be his team’s go-to guy must speak volumes.
That doesn’t mean it’s going to translate to the AHL or the NHL, as we all agree. On the other hand, he couldn’t have done better in the OHL in his last junior year.
But still, some people don’t seem to believe his potential is that great – despite the fact thathe could be the second-best defenseman of his crop, according to some people in the business.
I imagine the NHL’s PR people are hard at work right now. Communicating permission to reinstate Mailloux and announcing sanctions related to Team Canada jr and their sexual misconduct. Strange timing.
– Matt🧢 (@Math_Belair) August 3, 2023
Is it because of what he did during the pandemic, which forced him to ask NHL teams not to draft him? You’d think so, that’s part of the equation.
Mailloux, who undoubtedly met with the NHL last month, will have to find a way to put this story behind him so that it doesn’t follow. That’s probably going to involve an exemplary attitude and some good field hockey on the ice.
– It’s easy to ask and answer obvious questions.
How does Mike Babcock look back on his time in Toronto?
– Sportsnet 590 The FAN (@FAN590) August 3, 2023
– Jonathan Marchessault was told he was the playoff MVP by his son. [JdeM]
– Mikhail Sergachev, member of the notorious club of misfits.
Mikhail Sergachev takes to Instagram to clarify false translation from an interview he did in Russian with Sport24.
The false translation: “Wow, [Toronto] wins one series in 19 years then immediately loses. They deserve no credit. No other team would celebrate such a thing.” pic.twitter.com/syvPr6JjIC
– BarDown (@BarDown) August 3, 2023
– A new Les Boys movie in the works. [98.5 FM]
– Things are bad in New York.