Sam and the rest of them don’t care a single bit about your draft pick. https://t.co/f2kFgGSh4H
– Brian Wilde (@BWildeMTL) January 14, 2024
In the end, we consoled ourselves with the thought that at least we’d have a whole club to follow in Laval this season, considering all the fine young players who were going to be part of the team.
We couldn’t wait to see them all in action, developing a great chemistry with the Rocket and eventually becoming part of the Montreal Canadiens’ NHL future.
However, things didn’t go as planned in Laval.
It was hard to see the club performing so poorly, and we began to fear for the development of the club’s various young players.
We were really questioning Jean-François Houle’s place as head coach.
It’s quite a turnaround in the Rocket’s season, something we couldn’t have imagined just a few weeks ago when every game was virtually a guaranteed loss.
In fact, Arber Xhekaj’s dismissal from Laval coincided with the start of a better sequence for the Rocket. Xhekaj has established himself as a leader in Laval and is clearly helping the team win big games.
The pairing he forms with Logan Mailloux has played a big part in the Rocket’s recent success.
– Rocket de Laval (@RocketLaval) January 13, 2024
Lias Andersson’s recent return to action is really helping the Rocket.
In short, despite the many long-term injuries, Jean-François Houle’s troupe is hanging in there and getting their season back on track.
That’s great news for both the club and the fans.
The playoff race will be exciting to follow, and let’s hope the club goes the distance if it qualifies.
Let’s hope Joshua Roy’s recall to Montreal doesn’t hurt too much.
– Montembeault in the top-10.
– Coming up.
Start of the exodus after the summer madness? https://t.co/6QYNZTcS72
– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) January 14, 2024
– Too bad.