– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) August 28, 2023
Yesterday, Francis Bouillon, Stéphane Robidas and Alex Burrows spoke to the media at the golf tournament for the Canadiens Children’s Foundation. It was clear, then, that field hockey was getting back into the swing of things, slowly but surely.
Before you know it, training camp will be back underway and we’ll be back to discussing the third trio and its composition. I’m already looking forward to it – and that’s not really a joke.
All this to say that, on the Habs, the place is still, more than ever, for the youngsters. Stéphane Robidas talked about how his young defensemen will perform. Alex Burrows was asked about the club’s new additions.
Obviously, Logan Mailloux’s name came up in the discussion, and according to him, the defenseman still has things to learn. He sees him possibly going to the AHL, where he’ll have to prove that he can play in the NHL after years of playing too little field hockey.
And anyway, I’m not even sure he can play field hockey in the NHL right now.
Yet Renaud Lavoie tweeted recently that Mailloux has been given the green light to play in the big league → https://t.co/FeWaivetzF
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) August 28, 2023
And clearly, he’s not the only one to have done so.
It’s quite an opportunity they have. – Francis Bouillon
The development coach says that if he’d had such a chance in his day, he’d have been overjoyed. So he advises the youngsters to take advantage… and many have.
The result? The youngsters had role models to fall back on… and were easily accepted.
Because that’s what the new management wants: to see the guys stay in town. So they have access to the ice, to certain specialists (Adam Nicholas and Scott Pellerin, in particular) to help them improve, and to the chefs who work in Brossard.
“It’s quite an opportunity they have. In my day, I would have come running!”😁🔵⚪️🔴https://t.co/JTcv8rUCsJ
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) August 28, 2023
I think it’s important to see that the guys learn to create chemistry during the off-season. That way, the youngsters will be able to arrive at camp with more confidence and more adequate preparation.
And that’s a win-win situation for the CH.
– Speaking of golf yesterday.
– It won’t be easy.
NHL | They’ve suffered two big losses https://t.co/p2U2V23ZUn
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) August 29, 2023
– Ken Dryden and his crazy stats. [HF]
– A familiar name joins TNT.