Even so, the CH now finds itself with little depth among natural scorers behind Cole Caufield → https://t.co/nSDlfoTOnL
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) August 6, 2023
I have nothing against the person, that said, but I’ve never been a big fan of the field hockey player. For a one-dimensional scorer, he didn’t produce enough to be of positive value to the CH, and even the main player himself admitted that he could have given more.
I confess I don’t know him personally, so I can’t particularly comment on his leadership skills off the ice. I don’t think he was loved or hated in Montreal, but I don’t know.
What I do know is that, on the ice, Hoffman isn’t exactly the kind of role model I’d like to have for my young forwards if I were a general manager. Sure, he’s got a blistering shot, but we’re talking about a guy who doesn’t necessarily have great vision, who plays mostly on the periphery and, above all, who isn’t exactly a model defensively.
Again, nothing against the person, but if I had a role model to choose from, I’d prefer a guy who gets involved a little more and isn’t afraid to try to help his club in the defensive zone. Not necessarily a Selke Trophy winner, but at least a guy who’s not just a passenger.
I really hope for the Sharks’ sake that Hoffman will be able to be a positive presence on the team, and I really hope that the forward will be able to revive his career in California. But above all, if he wants to take on a leadership role there, I hope he’ll be a better one on the ice in San Jose than he was in Montreal, let’s say.
– News from new Coyotes member Matt Dumba.
“It’s been a hell of a ride in Minny.”
Matt Dumba’s decade run with #mnwild is officially over, but his connection and work in area “isn’t done.” My story on Dumba talking free agency, the@ArizonaCoyotes+ his Monday chat with buddy Jonas Brodin https://t.co/1MUDOASgPX
– Joe Smith (@JoeSmithNHL) August 7, 2023
– Gilbert Delorme is not against the idea of keeping Jeff Petry in Montreal to start next season. [BPM Sports]
– Great read on Kyle Dubas.
Pittsburgh Penguins | Kyle Dubas’ profession of faith https://t.co/NoIzJthY9O
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) August 7, 2023
– It’s likely, indeed.
“It’s a good opportunity for me to play multiple positions and with talented players” 👌🏒 https://t.co/p2pIhyEA2T
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) August 7, 2023
– The question comes up every year.