– Andrée-Anne Barbeau (@AABarbeau) July 11, 2022
This is obviously good news for the Canadiens, but it’s especially huge for the young man. But why?
Because what was said a year ago is still true: he needs to hit the ground running – as a normal prospect – in the field hockey world, something that wasn’t easily possible from 2020 to 2022.
Add to that the fact that Marc Bergevin didn’t invite him to his team’s 2021 camp to let the dust settle, and that by the 2022 camp he was recovering from shoulder surgery… and you have a perfect storm.
But right now, Mailloux is healthy, repentant and has field hockey in his body. He played 80 games in London (including playoffs) this season and has established himself as one of the OHL’s good blue-liners.
He’ll be arriving at the Canadiens’ training camp with a knife between his teeth.
Does that mean he’ll automatically break into the CH lineup at the blue line at the end of camp? I don’t think so. After all, there are a lot of candidates right now.
- Mike Matheson
- David Savard
- Jordan Harris
- Gustav Lindstrom
- Justin Barron
- Kaiden Guhle
- Arber Xhekaj
- Johnathan Kovacevic
- Chris Wideman
I have a feeling that unless he has an extraordinary camp, he’ll go to Laval. From there, he’ll be able to learn everything he needs to learn about pro field hockey, both on and off the ice.
Many of the youngsters who will be playing in Laval this year are already in town → https://t.co/uBNHnY69Jh
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) August 20, 2023
– All’s well, eh?
This is the longest such streak for New York since 1982. https://t.co/S48HCFcxWj
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) August 23, 2023
– Big news in the tennis world.
Tennis Canada has announced that Sylvain Bruneau will leave the federation at the end of 2023 to devote more time to his role as commentator at RDS. He will remain a consultant until then. Noëlle Van Lottum becomes the federation’s number 1 for women’s tennis.
– Antoine Deshaies (@antoinedeshaies) August 23, 2023
– Senators: little patience with the coach? [BPM Sports]
– No Patrice Bergeron to stop the Panthers captain from losing more face-offs.
Good line from Aleksander Barkov, saying with Patrice Bergeron retired, his faceoff percentage will go up 😂 pic.twitter.com/sN4DIOwri2
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 23, 2023
The man in the Youppi suit that night explains himself😂https://t.co/Uea5TYNlGA
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) August 23, 2023