It’s been dragging on the table for a few weeks now → https://t.co/RkTfMgSzeD
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) August 22, 2023
The CH will decide when he makes the jump to the Bettman circuit, but at least they’ll be able to bring him to the big leagues whenever they want.
Without being a huge surprise, then, it’s still a good thing done. As colleague Charles-Alexis Brisebois wrote this morning, Mailloux will now be able to focus on field hockey, while there will now be fewer distractions.
And in the end, it’s the youngster’s development that will come out on top.
On the other hand, we can expect the issue to continue to cause a stir in the future. Today, for example, the Minister of Sport (at the provincial level), Isabelle Charest, had a word to say about the defender’s case.
Even though it’s been more than two years since Mailloux committed his act.
The Minister said she was still a little disappointed by the CH’s decision not to respect Mailloux’s wish not to be drafted in 2021, but that the young man deserves a second chance.
The Minister responsible for Sport has commented on the green light given by the NHL. https://t.co/3aoa0eenup
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) August 23, 2023
I understand that the subject has been the talk of the town since yesterday, and I don’t think her comments were based on ill intent (because on the whole, her comments are quite positive), but eventually, we’ll have to move on and focus on the youngster’s future as a field hockey player.
I’m not excusing his past actions, but he’s come a long way since then, and he has the Commissioner’s approval. He’s now entitled to a second chance because he’s earned it, simple as that.
Hopefully, in the future, the conversation around the youngster will revolve around his prowess as a field hockey player and not his past. His progress since the summer of 2021 means he deserves his chance: let’s let him do his own thing now that he’s been given it.
In a gust
Most 5v5 goals in the last 3 seasons:
92 – Auston Matthews
73 – Connor McDavid
70 – David Pastrnak
67 – Mikko Rantanen
64 – Kyle Connor
He’s pretty good. pic.twitter.com/d3DmK5X33u
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) August 24, 2023
– The fatigue is starting to show.
53′ Cincinnati 2-0 Miami
A 6th match in 21 days for Messi and his Inter Miami.
It will take (another) miracle to get back into this US Open Cup semi-final#InterMiamiCF
– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) August 24, 2023
– The time of retirement approaches for the great American.
John Isner will hang up his racket after the US Open https://t.co/O37CPrCFgN
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) August 24, 2023
– The Hornets please their fans. My text on the subject.