The vast majority of colleagues were impressed by the answers of Kent Hughes and the looks of Jeff Gorton, the true head of hockey in Montreal. We even congratulated the CH Chairs for the depth and transparency of their answers.
Personally, I didn’t learn anything. Vague hollow phrases made for a quick click on the web say nothing.
The real questions should be asked of Jeff Molson. Because once Alain Choquette’s PR and sleight of hand are complete to grab attention before saying null, there’s still plenty to know to help fans find their way.
So, can Jeff Molson explain to us what exactly the plan is? What are the objectives to be achieved in the plan? And as with all plans, can Jeff Molson tell us what the deadline for the plan is? Is it the year 2026? 2027? Or the year 2028 and then we enter another five-year phase of the plan where it will already be five years since Gorton wrote the initial plan?
Specifically, where is the plan supposed to lead? Kent Hughes says expectations will be different next season?
Different? Yes ? So, can Jeff Molson tell us clearly what the expectations are for next season? Participate in the playoffs? Ten point increase? Avoid losing lines?
It’s simple: aside from millions in earnings, what are the team’s expectations now?
And then, is the plan and expectations based on the quality of the people that are in place? Does Jeff Molson think Kent Hughes is better than the other 31 general managers? However, he is still a rookie who has just finished his first full season in the National League. Unless Jeff Gorton makes all the big decisions. In this case, the question for Mr. Molson is simpler: Is Jeff Gorton the real president of the Canadiens?
Another question. Martin St. Louis was a wonderful pastoral animator. But what are the expectations for next season? Will men having fun still be the sole judging criterion? Or are we going to start talking seriously about the game system and collective commitment?
And will Trevor Timmins’ successors continue to systematically shun Quebec talents because it would be too difficult for them to be led by these great thinkers? It is up to Pierre Gaultier and Bob Genie to root out French-speaking Quebecers in the organization and especially in the team. Anglophone Quebecers are less at risk, according to Dr. Timmins.
Does this policy still prevail? What does the plan say about this?
Real star rating?
In the mysterious plan, there is definitely an assessment of the team’s upcoming stars. Who will be the real goalkeeper in three years? Samuel Montembolt? I wish him. But what does the owner think? What did we sell to the authority? What does the plan say?
And in defense? The plan must have been very uncertain for Jeff Molson to endorse Logan Milo’s arrival with the Canadiens. It seems to me that this would raise another good question?
And now the captain. Did CH thinkers explain to their owner the real Nick Suzuki?
He is not yet 24 years old. So it will undoubtedly continue to improve. But in real life, the Canadian’s leading scorer is 73rd in the National League. With a score of 66 points.
Debrinkat and Meyer
Two other young strikers finished with 72H and 75H in the counters. Alex DeBrincat and Timo Meier were acquired from the Ottawa Senators by the New Jersey Devils at the trade deadline.
The problem should be obvious to Jeff Molson. With 66 points (and his average hasn’t gone down without Cole Cofield), Nick Suzuki is the top Canadian. Leader. Leader. the top of the top.
Alex DeBrinkat is trailing behind Tim Stötzl and Brady Tkachuk. As for Timo Meier, he’s behind Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier, the real leaders of the Devils.
In other words, we have 73H The best NHL scorer is our best. 72H and 75H The Senators and Devils, with 66 points, are third in their team.
What is the outlook rating for Nick Suzuki at 25?
and taxes, m. Molson?
Moreover, I will not dwell on another trivial hint. Canadian medical staff consists of professionals. Who will evaluate them? College of Physicians? And do you think that for five cents players in Toronto or Philadelphia or Calgary would rush to report every illness and every minor injury they suffer? Everyone is afraid of losing their job. It’s the same everywhere.
Finally, Mr. Molson, the real question. The Canadian develops in a socialist province of a socialist country. This is the case, with the exception of Calgary and Edmonton, for all Canadian teams. But the situation is even worse in Montreal.
Their opponents live in a capitalist country that favors more lenient taxation. With the exception of California and coincidentally, two of the worst teams in the NHL are based in California.
The real problem is simple. When the Canadians offer the player $8 million, he has about four million dollars left in his pocket. A little more depends on the number of days spent in Canada during the season.
When Lightning offers $8 million to the same player, he is guaranteed to have $5.3 million left. When you do the math on a salary cap of 82 million, the truth is clear. The Canadiens will always miss at least one good player. Five or six million players.
What is Jeff Molson’s plan in the face of a situation that will only get worse with the deterioration of the global economy and the dramatic financial situation of Quebec? Would you convince Gary Bateman to take this fact into account? Or are you trying to get some relief at the federal level? With all the lobbies you’ll unleash?
Thank you for your answers, Mr. Molson.
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