Yet the 23-year-old defenseman did very well in his rookie season facing strong adversity night after night → https://t.co/P2md4hMHeM
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) July 27, 2023
We knew it was going to be a season in which the team finished in the bottom half of the standings, but we were at least looking forward to watching the development and progression of the team’s various young players.
Unfortunately, we didn’t see the hecatomb of injuries coming.
Virtually every player on the team was injured at some point during the season, which greatly hindered everyone’s development and progression.
Especially among the youngsters, the majority didn’t play enough games for a rookie season, which hurts their development.
That’s nothing impressive, and it’s what often makes Harris so underrated by the Montreal public.
However, Harris shouldn’t be underestimated, as he still has great potential which he could very well reach as early as next season.
Top-3 Montreal Canadiens players set to make a greater impact in 2023-24:https://t.co/RjkwZqU4tl
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) August 12, 2023
After a solid rookie season, Harris will have to show that he’s ready to take his development to the next level.
In fact, the fact that Harris already seemed to be playing like a veteran at his age last season, and that he does everything well on the ice, are exactly the reasons why he’s so underrated.
He’s so overlooked that we don’t really notice him.
And that’s where Harris needs to take a step forward in his development.
That’s why I said in my headline that he could blossom.
Well, because there’s going to be very limited space on the CH defense in the years to come.
So, if Harris isn’t able to blossom this season into something more than a consistent, reliable defenseman, he could very well lose his place.
We don’t want that to happen, but if Harris doesn’t hatch in 2023-2024 to get closer to his still very much present potential, the 23-year-old defender may be running out of time.
In short, this will be a very important season for Harris, who will have to show that he can’t be replaced and that he belongs as a pillar of the CH defense for many seasons to come.
In a gust
– We’re getting close, but not fast.
5️⃣8️⃣ days until field hockey season. pic.twitter.com/OVNg21Hedb
– Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) August 13, 2023
– How would you rank them?
Rank these first lines based on potential:
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– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) August 13, 2023
– To be continued today.
It’ll be a different kind of “finals” Sunday at the NBO, with the men all set to go, but the women still needing to complete one semifinal before the winner can then take on the awaiting Jessica Pegula.@VivekMJacob has the preview. https://t.co/HuEWHXrxXG
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 13, 2023
– The saga continues.
ABOUT-FACE IN THE MBAPPÉ DOSSIER 💣
Kylian Mbappé has reportedly opened the door to a contract extension at PSG and promised the club he wouldn’t leave for free if the opportunity ever arose.
PSG press release
“After very constructive and positive discussions between the… pic.twitter.com/avhr1tWOLT
– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) August 13, 2023
– That’s right.