Antoine Roussel sees many similarities between the Flames and Senators heading into the new season.
Center players will be key in Calgary:
– 98,5 Sports (@985Sports) September 9, 2023
The club is brimming with talent, both on defense and offense… And the goal right now is to see the organization’s crown jewels progress.
That said, in two or three years… the CH should be able to compete with the NHL’s top clubs (if all goes well). We already like the development of the team’s young players, and the CEO, when asked about this by Pierre LeBrun in Chicago, was clear: that’s what’s important right now.
Everyone knows that the Habs will have plenty of room to move next summer, but don’t expect the club to be aggressive.
Right now, on the organization’s side, the idea is simple: while the idea of picking up talented players may make fans salivate, we don’t want to “block” the progression of the club’s main tools:
If we spend money to improve our team for a year or two, but deprive or limit the development of players who will be part of the team’s success in a few years’ time, we wouldn’t have the right vision. – Kent Hughes
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– Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) September 8, 2023
The organization has a plan in mind and we can’t just throw everything out the window to be good tomorrow. Management knows that, in the meantime, it gives us a better chance of being competitive in two or three years…
Kent Hughes is a long-term thinker, by the way. Maybe it was the first time he thought short-term when he decided to trade Mike Hoffman’s contract (Jeff Petry’s deal) to Pittsburgh…
But that’s because the former CH player simply didn’t fit in with the club’s vision. There’s some nuance here, I think.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Patience is the key… And it’s by following his plan that Kent Hughes will succeed in taking his club to the next level.
I don’t know about you, but I’m confident.
– Ahem. Good question!
The first round in NHL fantasy will look a lot different than last year, who will go in the top five? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/VFVJpVjHYZ
– BarDown (@BarDown) September 9, 2023
– Some interesting names are still available for the various NHL teams.
September can be an excellent time for one last UFA bargain hunting push.
The NHL’s top 10 free agents still available on the market and the value they could offer:https://t.co/dgt5we3NGG
– Harman Dayal (@harmandayal2) September 8, 2023
Zdeno Chara announced today he’ll be running in this year’s NYC Marathon. It’ll be his second marathon. He ran Boston this spring.
– Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) September 8, 2023
Elliotte Friedman on Shane Wright:
“If Shane Wright does not make the Kraken, I’m under the impression that the CHL is in agreement that it doesn’t make any sense for him to go back there and Wright will go to the AHL.”
This is PERFECT news for his development. pic.twitter.com/PNM3JiSDfc
– Nathan “Grav” (@NathanGraviteh) September 8, 2023
– A nice surprise from the start at the Rugby World Cup.