CH training camp will be interesting this year because the players will have to fight for their position.
We understand that some of them have already secured the start of the season with the big club, but for others… it’s different.
The discourse can be applied particularly in defence. Gustav Lindström, Arbor
There’s also Chris Weidman… but the defender may miss camp as he is still injured.
All this means is that there will be a battle between five men for three spots. Renaud Lavoie explained this morning to BPM Sports that he does not rule out the possibility of seeing Arbor Chicaj start the season at Laval…
To me, this is a bit illogical. It doesn’t make sense because the Canadiens need a guy like him in their lineup. It may also be inconsequential in the eyes of some because Xhekaj has already played 51 games in the NHL.
But to me, it doesn’t make sense because Xhekaj showed a lot of signs of progress last year when he played for the team Big boys By continuing to do the same thing you will get better.
He wasn’t the best defender at the club, and it’s true that at times it looked more difficult.
However, Arber Xhekaj has proven that he is an NHL player because he does things the right way. In my opinion, there shouldn’t be any questions about the possibility of seeing him start next season with the Rocket.
Even with the current CH depth at the blue line!
Juraj Slavkovskiy and Arber Cicaj… It’s not the same fight
It’s funny, but this speech was also heard with Juraj Slavkovski recently.
All the experts and analysts are currently wondering if the Rocket could be a better option for the youngster’s development.
I’m not against the idea, although I would like to see him play in the NHL.
This leaves me a little indifferent because in my eyes, whether in Montreal or Laval… Slav should have a big role and should get the playing time that will allow him to progress.
However, when we take a step back… It is true that he will have more opportunities with Team Rocket because the Canadian is already counting on several young talents such as Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield, Kirby Dach and Alex Newhook.
What will happen to Juraj Slavkovski this season? Do you think the young Slovakian will play in Laval this year?
– BBM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) September 5, 2023
The NHL is not a developmental league. But the difference between Xhekaj and Slaf is that the former already has what it takes to perform and be useful to the National League club.
And I’m not saying that to throw the first overall pick under the bus. At a certain point, you have to be realistic too.
It all depends on training camp in the end. If Slavkovski shows that he has improved and proves to management that he is more than just “hockey ready”… then the idea of sending him to Laval will not make any sense.
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