I’ve built up my Canadiens line-up in the run-up to the 23-24 NHL season.
In my view, it’s important for Alex Newhook to get the chance to shine quickly on the first unit. He has the tools to complement Nick Suzuki AND Cole Caufield. https://t.co/ykzvr1EuvT
– Marc-Olivier Cook (@Cook_Marco) August 29, 2023
On the Montreal Canadiens’ side, there are several prospects that fans can’t wait to see at rookie camp.
The club sought the services of Gustav Lindström, Casey DeSmith and Alex Newhook, among others.
The latter was acquired from Colorado in return for the Florida Panthers’ first-round pick and a second-round pick.
The potential is there, it remains to be seen whether he can seize his chance in the Canadiens’ top-6.
David Ettedgui, a player agent and contributor to BPM Sports, doesn’t have high expectations of the 22-year-old center forward.
Is Alex Newhook the next Kirby Dach? Either way, we need to temper our expectations according to @EttedguiDavid.🏒
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) August 31, 2023
“I’ve talked to several people around the Avalanche. They all say the same thing. We gave this guy every chance. We gave him opportunities, we put him on the second trio. He just failed.” – David Ettedgui
He also pointed out that no one mourned Newhook’s departure for Colorado.
Decidedly, he doesn’t see much potential in Newhook.
Personally, I think he should have a better chance of making his mark in the CH’s top-6.
For one thing, he’ll have more chances to play with good players on the first two lines, but he’ll also have more opportunities to show what he can do on the power play.
In Colorado, the massive attack was well-equipped, and Newhook’s appearances were few and far between.
That’s not much for a talented prospect like him. His speed and vision can certainly add something interesting.
I’m of the same opinion as my colleague Marc-Olivier Cook, who believes that Newhook should start the season on the first line, alongside Nick Suzukii and Cole Caufield.
Obviously, we’ll have a better idea of the defensive trios and pairs once training camp and the preseason are over.
– Not to be missed, on RDS.
A big game ahead for Jason Maas’ men😤🏈https://t.co/PGJowfxFo9
– RDS (@RDSca) September 2, 2023
– We’ll get to see Ousman Jabang in action.
First career start for defender Ousman Jabang, claimed in last MLS draft. https://t.co/LnalMIAZEl
– Alexandre Pratt (@alexandrepratt) September 2, 2023
– Great performance.
First KHL game 🤝 First KHL win.
Former Capital Zach Fucale stopped 31 of 32 shots in his KHL debut for Traktor Chelyabinsk. They beat Lada Tolgliatti 2-1 in their season opener.https://t.co/83DbwiFudB
– RMNB (@rmnb) September 2, 2023
– He’s back!
Last year, he was fabulous with the Orioles. https://t.co/JDDFm72H8L
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) September 2, 2023
– For those of you who are awake Sunday morning, at 9:00 a.m., there’s the FIBA game between Canada and Spain. It’s going to be quite a duel.
Tune in at 9am ET / 6am PT on Sportsnet + SN NOW. pic.twitter.com/NZXpaLi5YM
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 2, 2023