The Canadian can't be wrong

The Canadian can’t be wrong

There is a lot of excitement surrounding the National League draft, which begins Thursday in Montreal. The Canadian has several options, which makes fans optimistic. But the leaders will have no right to go wrong with their first pick.

Shane Wright? Juraj Slavkovsky? The question divides fans. The organization is aware that it cannot be wrong. We can’t relive the 1980 saga, at the end of which the CH had set its sights on Doug Wickenheiser instead of Denis Savard…

This draft is too important for the organization. For the present, of course, but above all for its future.

Four Quebecers?

The Canadian has 14 picks in the upcoming draft. With these, I expect they will select at least three, possibly four, players from Quebec.

I think the new management is very aware of the expectations of their fans, which was not always necessarily the case in the past.

In recent years, the organization has neglected the Quebec factor, writing very little. Today, she suffered the repercussions. Quebecers must feel appreciated by the Canadian.

The days of July 7 and 8 will be closely watched by Montreal fans. We’re talking reconstruction, even though it’s a word the CH refuses to use, because we still don’t know Carey Price’s decision.

I continue to believe that the direction the organization takes will be dictated by Price’s choice as to whether or not to continue his career. Based on this, we will know next year where the Canadian will be.

But overall, the team is heading in the right direction. We have to trust the new administration. She knows what she is doing and I believe that she will give positive results.

surprise trainers

Another point that caught my attention in recent days was the surprising signings in Detroit and Boston.

The Red Wings have hired Jon Cooper’s assistant in Tampa Bay, Derek Lalonde. Will this become a new trend? The Stanley Cup Final pitted Cooper against Jared Bednar. Two good complete coaches, who have a good command of communication and the psychological aspect.

General manager Steve Yzerman, who held the same job for several seasons in Tampa, seems to know Lalonde well. But this choice is still a surprise.

The Bruins have opted for Montrealer Jim Montgomery. A man who, when he was in the Dallas Stars, quit smoking to cure his alcoholism. He was a very good coach in Texas and they trust him in Boston.

Pity for Pascal Vincent

The Winnipeg Jets were also looking for a head coach to replace Dave Lowry. They would have liked Barry Trotz to join their organization, but he opted to take a sabbatical.

They finally settled on Rick Bowness. It’s a homecoming for a veteran, which he had with the first version of the Jets, in the 1980s.

I don’t know if it’s a good decision. He is not getting any younger. As in the case of John Tortorella in Philadelphia. It is a youth league, young coaches are needed.

It’s also a shame for Quebecer Pascal Vincent, a good coach who deserves his chance in the NHL. He may be the Jets’ best friend: He was an assistant at Winnipeg for five years before managing their American League affiliate, Manitoba Moose, for another five years.

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Echoes of Bergie

The Canadian would be interested in Pierre-Luc Dubois


File photo, Martin Chevalier

I saw this week that the Canadian would be interested in the services of Pierre-Luc Dubois. It would be a good acquisition. Dubois is a great center, who has a bit more experience than the young CH players.

This year, the Quebecer had a good season with the Winnipeg Jets. At only 24 years old he scored 28 goals.

The price to pay is sure to be huge if Montreal wants to make its acquisition. Winnipeg will not give gifts. But as an established center player, he would be perfect for CH.

I think patrick roy will stay

It’s Monday that we need to know if Patrick Roy will remain head coach and general manager of the Remparts. Me, I have a feeling he will stay.

I’m told the Remparts won’t be losing too many players next season. It was Patrick who built that team. I think he’s going to want to go all the way, win a championship.

I am not in the secret of the gods. But Patrick is well surrounded in Quebec, particularly by Jaques Tanguay.

Congratulations to the Sea Wolves!

Congratulations to the Saint-Jean Sea Wolves, champions of the Memorial Cup. Another flagship of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

I know the Shawinigan Cataractes are bitterly disappointed, but unfortunately that’s part of the game.

With a case like the Sea Dogs, who were eliminated in the first round of the QMJHL playoffs, we see that the best preparation for a “series” as important as the Memorial Cup tournament is rest.

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