Very sad news: https: //t.co/0oXX4Di0TK
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) August 21, 2023
As you know, Logan Mailloux couldn’t officially play in the NHL tomorrow morning – if there were any games tomorrow morning, that is. After all, I know the calendar doesn’t start this week.
The Ontarian had asked (for form’s sake, perhaps?) not to be drafted, but Marc Bergevin and the Habs still made the decision to select him 31st overall.
Gary Bettman wasn’t exactly pleased with the CH’s decision, saying that if they wanted him to play in the NHL, it would take his OK to make it happen.
The bottom line? We know that Mailloux met with the commissioner last month to make his voice heard on the subject. But what we don’t know is what came of it.
Last week, Kent Hughes wasn’t too forthcoming on the subject. He simply stated that the Habs had not heard back from Bettman on the matter.
– Priyanta Emrith (@HabsInHighHeels) August 15, 2023
In reality, even if Gary Bettman isn’t happy to see that Geoff Molson’s club has made this decision, we should expect the young man to be allowed to play in the NHL. Unless there’s a big surprise.
I believe Kent Hughes when he says he hasn’t heard anything. I don’t think he has any news and refuses to share it, because if he had, he would surely have said he couldn’t comment on the matter.
But it’s starting to seem like a long time to many people for what, I remind you, was supposed to be just a formality. And if anything has changed in the last week, nothing has been announced.
On Tony Marinaro’s Sick Podcast, Stu Cowan and Pat Hickey discussed the subject. And as we can also read on the TVA Sports website, if the OK doesn’t give in to Mailloux, things could get messy.
– The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro (@thesickpodcasts) August 19, 2023
According to Hickey, it’s completely illogical to think that the CH hasn’t yet received the green light. And it’s true that on paper, the young man’s progress suggests it’s time to move on.
Is the commissioner waiting until closer to the season to better “camouflage” the news? Perhaps. After all, if it were to come out this lunchtime, for example, it would be the big story of the moment. But in a few weeks’ time, it would be something else.
But in the end, it’s true that it’s logical to believe that the OK will be given. If not…
If they don’t give him permission to play, there will be a strong reaction from the Players’ Association. – Pat Hickey
I don’t see the basis for the Commissioner saying no to the Habs and Mailloux at this time. The kid did what he had to do since what happened in 2020-2021 and he paid his debt, in the end.
– Sad news.
– Some people forget that it’s 2023.
Non-consensual kiss to Jenni Hermoso | Spanish Federation president apologizes https://t.co/I9oFD8ZV82
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) August 21, 2023
– The importance of Quebecers at CF Montreal. [BPM Sports]
– The NBA looks bad.
A former NBA employee woke up and chose violence on the league’s Facebook page this morning 😳 pic.twitter.com/e8KkIl0z4m
– Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) August 21, 2023
– To be continued.
In the French media, it is claimed that Thierry Henry’s appointment as France Espoirs coach will be confirmed today. https://t.co/c5YHji53k5
– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) August 21, 2023