– TSN 690 Radio (@TSN690) August 22, 2023
With the departure of Joel Edmundson, the Canadiens have lost a true leader. They lost a leader both on and off the ice. He wasn’t wearing an “A” for nothing.
That’s a question posed by Sean Campbell and Mitch Gallo in a conversation on TSN 690.
While these two names are the most likely to have an “A” embroidered on their jerseys, Campbell and Gallo took the discussion a step further with some less common suggestions.
For example? Gallo would go with a rotation of five assistants. He would name Brendan Gallagher (obviously), Josh Anderson, Mike Matheson, David Savard and Sean Monahan. In Monahan’s case, he was an assistant captain in Calgary and his impact with the youngsters is well known. The problem is that he only has a one-year contract, and if he’s healthy, he could change address by mid-March.
But where the conversation got more interesting was when Sean Campbell named Cole Caufield and Kaiden Guhle as potential left-field candidates. Obviously, their importance to the team was never in question, but both are young and in Caufield’s case, he’s not necessarily the definition of an assistant.
The reason Campbell would name him an assistant: he’s a super star.
In Guhle’s case, he’s already shown leadership qualities in the past and in the future, it would only be a formality if he became assistant captain. He won’t be wearing the “C”, but if Suzuki didn’t exist, he’d easily have the arguments to be. By the way, speaking of Guhle, his responsibilities could increase as early as this season.
Nick Suzuki asked him if he wanted to be the team’s DJ, due to Edmundson’s departure.
Let’s not forget that the captain had taken the reins when his former teammate was injured.
It makes you wonder if he’ll have that role full-time this season → https://t.co/Rijyn6jnF4
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) August 18, 2023
In addition to Caufield and Guhle, Matheson would also wear the “A” if Campbell were in charge. No, he hasn’t forgotten Gallagher. According to him, Gally has an “A” of his own and the other three will share the other “A”.
– Veleno stays in Detroit.
Joe Veleno and the Red Wings find common ground! pic.twitter.com/zJDwPshDXl
– RDS (@RDSca) August 22, 2023
– He played 20 games with the Rocket.
Laval Rocket legend Peter Holland getting another crack at the NHL https://t.co/h29dmACQat
– HabsLinks (@HabsLinks) August 22, 2023
– Lots of instability in the ECHL. [BPM Sports]
– Nothing’s going right.
The club’s bad season is taking its toll. https://t.co/TaC6axAV7y
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) August 22, 2023
– Sam Reinhart on his way out? [Markerzone]
– He’ll be able to put it in his coffee.