Before the start of the season, Canadian Joel Armia was placed on the waiver list. It was a bit of a surprise, as his contract (two more seasons worth $3.4 million per year) and veteran status offered him some protection, but in the end, he wasn’t the most deserving.
With CH wanting to establish a meritocracy, sending Armia to the AHL was a strong message to the culture.
However, one can wonder what kind of position the striker will take within the Habs school club. We know that some are veterans moodiness When they are sent At the bottomIt was legitimate to fear this reaction on Finn’s part.
Especially with what Karl Alzner “advised” by saying that sometimes sulking is the best way to force the club to get rid of you.
But so far it seems that exactly the opposite is happening. According to Nicolas Cloutier (TVA Sports).Rocket members are completely unanimous in the fact that the veteran arrived at the school club with an impeccable attitude.
The season is only one game old, but so far Joel Armia has shown exemplary behavior in Laval.
Jeremiah could have a big impact on the development of Sean Farrell, who was impressed with the veteran after Friday’s game. https://t.co/4rWune0huL
– Nicolas Cloutier (@NCloutierTVA) October 14, 2023
Jean-François Holly is one of the people who loves what the Finn brings to his club, both on and off the ice. He doesn’t hesitate to get on the ice and chat with young people to try to help them.
He clearly got the message, and it’s nice to see that.
Sean Farrell, who played on the same line as Armia yesterday, also had good words for the number 40. He really likes to be around him and feels he is in a good position to develop with him.
Even Logan Mayox took time to highlight what Armia can bring to the team, saying he will help the club win a lot of games this year.
Let’s give Finn credit: he was able to rise from a difficult situation to take on a mentoring role within the CH School Club. We don’t know if it would have lasted over time if he spent months and months in Laval, but he was a popular guy in the Montreal locker room (Cole Caufield seems to really like him) and it also seems to be the case in Laval.
So we’ll see if Jeremiah can continue that throughout the year, but if he takes on a mentoring role throughout the year, he’ll have a positive impact within the organization. And maybe in the end, it would allow him to earn points for a potential call-up…
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– Blackhawks lineup for tonight.
Blackhawks lineup for morning skate
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– Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) October 14, 2023
All three men have to get up, Brendan Gallagher first.
– The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro (@thesickpodcasts) October 14, 2023
And talking about the third line.
On Sean Monahan, Tanner Pearson and Brendan Gallagher, the patriarchal streak of Canadians that share a common thread of wanting to leave the past behind: https://t.co/lqwjO0KQLb
– Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) October 14, 2023
-Arber Shikaj should consider him an excellent friend, by the same logic.
Quote Machine Ryan Reeves vs #mnwild: “Sometimes when you’re a better friend to them, you want to show them more. Unfortunately for them, I’ve become a good friend to all of them. pic.twitter.com/KExDJP99VL
– Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) October 14, 2023