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Cayden Primeau has gone further than expected (according to Martin St-Louis)
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Cayden Primeau has managed to shake off a bit of a bad reputation he’s had since turning pro, namely his “mental” state. Often, following a poor performance, Keith’s son would experience a mental slump and run into enormous trouble before fully recovering.

It’s obvious, then, that after such an atrocious performance on the mitt side against the Florida Panthers on November 30, the level of concern was at its peak.

The No. 30 netminder finally put it out of his mind with a ton of prowess against the Buffalo Sabres, making no fewer than 46 saves in a 3-2 shootout win.

Naturally, in post-game interviews, Martin St-Louis was full of praise for his 24-year-old masked man, even indicating that Primeau had gone “further” than expected.

“He didn’t just bounce back, I’d say this performance made him better (not a bounce back, a bounce forward). He went further than where he was before his bad game. It was a game that happened in the trenches. It was a playoff feeling. It was a big game for Primeau and our numerical disadvantage performed well, then we found a way to get the 2 points.”

Primeau thus went further than expected, taking a giant step forward in terms of his stature. Before his game against the Panthers, he was in a good place mentally, and with what he delivered on Saturday night, he’s just reached another parameter.

And the message from St-Louis means a lot to me. If Kent Hughes gave his vote of confidence to Samuel Montembeault by extending his stay in Montreal, St-Louis just did the same with his fleshed-out speech about Cayden Primeau.

From now on, Hughes must concentrate on Jake Allen, trying to send him to a new destination in order to stop this cursed ménage à trois(even if Allen likes it).

In a gust

– Let’s not forget that the Kings’ streak has stopped at 11.

– Georges Laraque had a bit of a pogrom with someone on Twitter/X.

– Detroit Red Wings captain is doing well under the circumstances.

– This could be very explosive!

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