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An overview of the habs hopefuls: Owen Beck continues to have fun with his new team
Owen Beck has been the talk of the town since the deal that sent him to Saginaw in the OHL.

The Habs prospect boasts an impressive nine points in just three games… And we can see that he’s adapting quite well to his new training.

The center-forward appeared on the Sick Podcast – Recrutes Draftcast recently, and touched on a number of different but equally interesting topics.

He confided that being called up urgently to play an NHL game was really special for him and his family…

He talked about the Canadiens’ heartbreaking defeat at the last World Junior Championship…

He talked about the upcoming Memorial Cup, where he’ll be playing with the Saginaw Spirit…

But it was when he talked about his future in the NHL that I was most interested.

After being asked by Grant McCagg if he’d like the opportunity to play on Kirby Dach’s wing, on the second three, Beck didn’t hesitate before saying that any player would be interested in that scenario:

I don’t think it would be a huge adjustment […] I’m sure it wouldn’t take too long to adapt if I had to play wing full-time. – Owen Beck

To see him willing to do anything to succeed in the National League is great news in itself, because it shows just how hard he works.

But Owen Beck is an excellent hockey player… Because he’s an excellent center.

He wins his face-offs, he’s reliable in all three zones of the rink, and his reliability in important moments makes him a player who can be used for anything.

This season, we’ve seen just what happens when the Habs try to distort a player. Arber Xhekaj comes to mind… But Cole Caufield also comes to mind, because Martin St-Louis keeps saying he wants to see him become a complete player.

In short.

Owen Beck has the tools to have a great NHL career. But the Habs will have to find a way to use those tools to their advantage, and that’s going to be the biggest challenge for the Montreal organization.

In brief

– The Panthers have the Red Wings’ number, obviously.

– With good reason.

– Malkin and Eller = 😁😁😁

– Pascal Siakam could sign a long-term contract with the Pacers.

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