Gaston Therrien sees Logan Mailloux (and Gustav Lindstrom) starting the season in the defensive top six.
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) September 11, 2023
I’m pretty sure we all have the same answer: Matvei Michkov Logan Mailloux.
Some see him as a stud. Stéphane Waite sees Mailloux as the best prospect in the Montreal organization right now, ahead of David Reicbacher and Lane Hutson. Need I remind you that Waite used to work for the CH, that Reinbacher is a fifth overall pick(vs. Mailloux’s 31st) and that Lane Hutson burns up every caliber in which he has the chance to play?
Gaston Therrien is also a big fan of Mailloux. He sees him starting the season with the big club – after Gary Bettman’s almost automatic official blessing – ahead of Jordan Harris, Johnathan Kovacevic, Chris Wideman and Justin Barron.
Renaud Lavoie, Mark Hunther, Grant McCagg, Anthony Martineau, Marc-André Perreault… many have spoken out over the past two years in praise of the young Ontario defenseman.
But Mailloux doesn’t just have admirers.
To say Logan Mailloux is polarizing is an understatement. No prospect is as divisive as Mailloux. The real question is whether he’s polarizing because of his style of play… or because of his reprehensible actions in Sweden?
Mathias Brunet, who has become La Presse’s prospect expert and loves to have fun with prospects on BPM Sports, is not one of Mailloux’s mega-admirers.
“Arguably the most overrated prospect in the organization […] he amassed half his points on the power play and nine defensemen had more points than him, most of them younger, since Mailloux turned 20 in April.” –Mathias Brunet
Still, Brunet is willing to give Mailloux time to make up for the time lost due to the pandemic, his suspension and his major injury… but he doesn’t like his decision-making, his positioning, his explosion when skating from behind and his lateral mobility.
That’s quite a few “minuses” in the column, isn’t it?
That’s why he sees – as I do – Mailloux playing the 2023-24 season in Laval. At best, he’ll be recalled for a few games? We’ll see. There are plenty of defenders ahead of him on the depth chart.
Where do you stand on Logan Mailloux’s potential? And above all, can you get your head around his off-ice past?
– Carey Price has the CH at heart.
Carey Price can’t play anymore, but as he said in a press conference (CFMOTO Canada), he still cares about his team ❤️ pic.twitter.com/zqgNFoBTOY
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) September 12, 2023
– He’s going to the AHL.
Kraken gets his way👌🏒https://t.co/iRtYmcb9Ri
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) September 12, 2023
– The Mike Babcock story isn’t making Mike Commodore and Paul Bissonnette happy… even though the main interested party has explained himself.
All of this is 100% true.
I heard about this exact same incident out of Cbus 6 weeks ago. Recently I have heard about it happening to multiple players and staff. I was waiting till camp to come out with it to protect sources. https://t.co/P5Pk1sAsGN
– Mike Commodore (@commie22) September 12, 2023
Tell Babs to knock off the bullshit. Enough with putting guys on the spot in the coaches room asking them to link their phones up to airplay mode and grilling them. I’ve had tons of players confirm it. Smarten the fuck up Babs. Shove your statement up his ass. https://t.co/iYaAvORBb7
– Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) September 12, 2023
– On social networks everywhere, the subject is the talk of the town.
I’d be riding the bus in the minors before anyone looked at my phone https://t.co/VhtJh82qha
– Andrew Raycroft (@AndrewRaycroft) September 12, 2023
– It was expected.