– HabsWorld.net (@habsworld_net) September 4, 2023
This week in Washington, the NHLPA (NHL Players’ Association) is holding a showcase . Basically, it’s a gathering of some of the league’s top prospects.
3 #GoHabsGo prospects will be taking part in this year’s #NHLPA / Upper Deck Rookie Showcase tomorrow (Tuesday) in Washington D.C.:
The pics/videos captured will be used by Upper Deck to create the players’ 1st #NHL & NHLPA licensed rookie cards
– Priyanta Emrith (@HabsInHighHeels) September 4, 2023
For the Habs, Owen Beck, Sean Farrell and Filip Mesar will be there. They’re all rookie players, even though the first two have some NHL experience.
– Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) September 4, 2023
Not all the NHL’s top prospects are there, but Connor Bedard will be. The first three picks of 2023 (Connor Bedard, Leo Carlsson and Adam Fantilli) will be there. All three could spend the year in North America with the pros.
We all agree that if the Habs had wanted him there, he would have been. I don’t know if there would have been 36 prospects instead of 35, or if the CH would have chosen to cut one, but at worst, Filip Mesar could have been absent. No?
Let’s not forget that the prospect arrived in Montreal for the camp. So, like many of the prospects who will be at their NHL team’s camp, Reinbacher could have gone to the showcase.
Will Smith and Matvei Michkov, for example, aren’t at the showcase because they won’t be at the Sharks or Flyers camp in 2023.
All this to say that if Reinbacher isn’t there, it’s probably because someone didn’t want him there. And according to Renaud Lavoie, it’s just one more clue that, as we all know, the young man isn’t likely to break into the CH line-up.
Of course, being at the showcase doesn’t mean everything, since I see the three CH prospects who are there starting the season in Laval or the OHL, but as the fifth overall pick, Reinbacher is a special case.
– He’ll have to stand up.
– Rocket: lineup will be promising. [LGH]
– Coyotes love their big blue-line prospect. [HF]
– Sad news.
RIP Brad Maxwell. Maxwell could play the game a number of different ways & play them well. He could QB a powerplay, score w/ a howitzer from the point, win 1 on 1 battles in the defensive zone & beat up your tough guy. Maxwell was 66. Godspeed Mr. Maxwell. pic.twitter.com/ycGBMojA3P
– The Hockey Samurai 侍 (@hockey_samurai) September 4, 2023