It wouldn’t shock me if Struble never plays in the AHL again. If he plays like he did last night in the future, he is in the NHL to stay.
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) November 23, 2023
It’s always a special moment for the guys, because they’ve dreamed of it all their lives. There’s stress, which comes with everything… But Struble looked like the calmest guy on earth on the ice against the Ducks.
He was good, really good in his first NHL audition. He was so good that Grant McCagg wouldn’t be shocked if Jayden Struble never played in the AHL again:
To his credit, the defenseman played as if he had several games of NHL experience. That said… Let’s not get carried away either.
It’s one game. The sample size is far too small.
He’ll never return to the AHL just because he was solid last night. It doesn’t work that way in the NHL, unfortunately.
He’ll have to take advantage of the absence of the regulars to prove to management that he belongs in the big leagues. And if he does, the Habs will have some decisions to make.
We know the Habs have superb depth on the blue line, and there are more youngsters (Reinbacher, Hutson and Engström) coming to town in the next few years.
Kent Hughes still has some time to make up his mind… But he’ll have to trade one or more of his prospects to make room for players who deserve to play in the National League.
– Not good.
– They’re too good.
They’ve picked up 166 of a possible 200 points in that span pic.twitter.com/fWvOVw1BtV
– BarDown (@BarDown) November 23, 2023
– Here’s hoping it’s not too serious.
Samuel Girard reportedly suffering from headaches: https://t.co/160FRhVwvZ
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) November 23, 2023
– Vladimir Tarasenko is having fun in Ottawa.