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Kirby Dach continued to work on his shooting this summer
Kirby Dach was a guest on the Empty Netters podcast, hosted by two Maine guys who are big Boston Bruins fans.

Nevertheless, Dach put on a great episode and made some interesting points.

Even if the Power Brothers are rooting for the enemy, they say they respect the Habs (and their players) and when the team gets better, the league gets better.

Not all Bruins fans are… jerks.

Ever since he was a kid, Kirby Dach has been a passer first and foremost. It’s this aspect of his game in particular that has brought him to where he is today. Without necessarily becoming a maverick like Cole Caufield, Dach is aware that his weak point is his shooting, and is doing everything he can to improve in this area.

Perhaps he should seek advice from a certain Connor Bedard, who, without having played a single game in the Bettman circuit, may already have one of the best shots in the league…

Obviously, he didn’t call on Bedard directly, but turned to an expert, who had worked with Blackhawks prospect Tim Turk. He’s also worked with Brendan Gallagher.

Turk’s specialty is shooting the puck, and he’s also interested in the technical side of things.

Last summer, Dach worked hard on his pitching, and this summer he did the same with his trainer.

In fact, his coach is very impressed with the young Tricolore forward.

Dach’s ability to improve and his work ethic are impressive. – Tim Turk

In addition to summer workouts, #77 talked about Cole Caufield, Martin St-Louis and the Blackhawks, his former team. He even went back over his winning shootout goal against his former team last December.

As his first NHL team, Chicago will always be a club he’ll love to play against. It’s a shame the CH only plays the Hawks twice a season…

However, the opening game at the Bell Centre in 2023-2024 is against Connor Bedard’s team, and I don’t have to tell you how excited Dach is. The podcast hosts noted that he’s three points shy of the NHL’s 100 plateau, and let’s just say that if he were to reach that plateau against his former team, he could repeat the “are you not entertained?” celebration to the few opposing fans on hand.

We certainly hope so.

Dach also said he’s very happy in Montreal, and has never had so much fun playing field hockey since junior. He loves the coaching staff and has great chemistry with his teammates. He’s obviously very close to Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki and other youngsters, and he’s very eager to build on what the team started last season.

I, for one, can’t wait to see if his sessions with Tim Turk bear fruit. In 2022-2023, he scored 14 goals in 58 games. Imagine how many he could score if he played 82 games with a revised shooting technique…

In short

– He has a real chance of joining him.

– Will he?

– A professional tryout with the Blues.

– He’s quite a defenseman.

– Good luck to them.

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