Injuries are an integral part of a sports team’s season. The Canadian represents this situation well. Montreal, which had survived little for several seasons, again saw the rapid death of important soldiers in battle this year.
The misfortune of some is, in principle, the happiness of others… Youngsters like Michael Pezzetta and Justin Barron, who are waiting on the bridge for an injured Kirby Dach or Kaiden Guhle, are entering training.
This opens the door to recall. Kent Hughes opted to bring back Joel Armia and Gustav Lindström from Laval. These are two veterans who were assigned one-way contracts to the Rockets after going through the waiver process without attracting any interest.
The question I asked myself tonight makes sense to me: Why didn’t the Canadian recall young players like Joshua Roy and Logan Mailloux? Roy and Mailloux do a great job with the Rocket, especially Roy, who turns everything into scoring opportunities and point production.
Mailloux is also progressing very well. Both have a significant contribution with an additional man. The Canadian is not a player to terrorize in the power game…
Both Roy and Mailloux will be significant assets in the National League. They will settle there next season at the latest and will remain there for a very successful career.
Armia belongs to the history of this organization. If Lindström had just spent time in this organization and no one would have complained… the Canadians have nothing to gain by recalling these two desperate veterans.
Montreal had a good start to the season, there is unity among the corps, everyone is determined and determined, the loss of Dach in a bad game against the Wild shook the team, but since then everything has returned to normal.
There is no danger to the balance of this team due to the recall of talented young players. CH remains a club in transition, even during the restructuring phase. Montreal has long wanted to hurry up before winning.
My interpretation in this case is to give promising youngsters as many chances as possible to play for the first team in Montreal.
The Canadian’s comment, obviously, is to give up-and-coming “kids” like Roy and Mailloux plenty of time to develop themselves in Laval.
This is even more true in Montreal
CH’s strategy is to defend itself, but it is not based on the principle of developing players like Roy and Mailloux to the American League.
The American League is perfect for developing 4th, 5th and 6th linebackers and 3rd and 4th line forwards whose fates are less determined.
Maxim Lapierre has done extensive research and his conclusions are clear: NHL teams are not letting their top prospects stay in the American League.
Does CH think Mailloux and Roy aren’t among the top candidates? I highly doubt this is the case. So why Armia and Lindström and not Roy and Mailloux? To follow the grand plan?
Mike Tyson, that great philosopher with concrete hands, always said that a good game plan in boxing lasts until the first punch is thrown to the face. The best development plan in hockey lasts until the first clients of the infirmary. This is even more true in Montreal, where the CH’s casualty list is the same as the city’s streets.
I don’t know the administration’s internal data, but I do know one thing: Canadians’ supporters and observers will never picket the “Rocket”, “Big Bill” and “Flower” statues in protest. because the general manager remembered talented “kids” like Roy and Mailloux.
So what are you waiting for, Mr Gorton and Mr Hughes?