I don’t think the “Wright Treatment” is the way to go with his development. Sitting in the stands won’t help him. The kid has got to play…. somewhere.
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) September 2, 2023
Matvei Michkov’s every move will be analyzed and scrutinized for a very long time to come.
The Russian prodigy’s performances and actions will be the talk of the field hockey world for the rest of his career, as he is a polarizing player for both good and bad reasons.
But it wasn’t just Montreal that skipped its turn for Michkov.
The Russian factor scared a lot of people, and his potential attitude and behavior problems don’t help.
But worst of all is the fact that the team selecting him has no control over the young KHL player’s development.
We’re seeing this right now, as Mishkov was left out of a preparatory game.
This could lead to Michkov’s departure on loan to another KHL team.
It would be really beneficial for Mishkov to be sent to a lesser team where he can play more and be one of his team’s best players.
Because right now, things aren’t looking too good in St. Petersburg, where Mishkov hasn’t even started the season in the line-up.
Is the youngster being punished by his club for his behavior, or does the club simply consider that he’s not good enough to be part of the team’s regular line-up?
We don’t know.
It says a lot about the team’s talent when Chucky is your first center.
So, Demidov was preferred to Mishkov, even though he’s younger.
In short, what’s certain is that if Michkov is left out for several games in a row, it will start to look alarming for the youngster’s development.
What can the Philadelphia Flyers and Daniel Brière do?
No matter how hard they try to get the CKA management and coach to play Mishkov, it won’t make any difference.
The CKA is likely to laugh in Brière’s and the Flyers’ faces.
– Samuel Piette will wear the Club’s 30th anniversary captain’s armband tonight.
Our 30th anniversary captain armband will be worn by Samuel Piette this Saturday exclusively against the Columbus Crew.
– CF Montréal (@cfmontreal) September 1, 2023
– Really great.
We’ll be giving away 30 captain armbands to those in attendance tonight, signed by the captain pic.twitter.com/IzDfIm4dtO
– CF Montréal (@cfmontreal) September 2, 2023
– To be continued in Edmonton.
– David Staples (@dstaples) September 2, 2023
– Can Zadina launch his career in San Jose?
Number note on Zadina. He said he’ll be switching to No. 18 with the Sharks (from No. 11). He wore 18 when he was growing up (his parents birthdays are both on the 18th), but switched to 11 when he played in Halifax (QMJHL) because 18 was retired there for Alex Tanguay.
– Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) September 2, 2023
– A truly beautiful moment.
What a great moment for the Philippines in their first World Cup win (96-75 vs. China), all in front of their home crowd!
Jordan Clarkson was sensational:
– 34 points
– 11/18 shooting
– 5/10 3-pointers
– Sequence of 20 points in less than 4 minutes pic.twitter.com/GUHDMVqzmv
– AlleyOop360 (@AlleyOop360) September 2, 2023