A bombshell was revealed about Owen Beck's junior team that would be highly harmful
BY MARCO MARCH 14, 2023 (10:20)
The excellent journalist from TVA Sports, Anthony Martineau, revealed a bombshell during his segment on the Canadiens' prospects today, on Jean-Charles Lajoie's show.
He revealed that young forward Owen Beck's junior team, the Peterborough Petes, is highly damaging right now. Here is what he had to say on this subject:
Martineau even added that a player recently acquired by trade by the organization would be a real bad apple in the Petes' locker room.
One can suspect that this is clearly not an atmosphere conducive to performing well, and we can see that quite easily with the on-ice performance of the 33rd overall pick in the last draft.
Prior to his arrival in Peterborough, Beck had 41 points, including 17 goals in 30 games. Since being traded to the Petes, he has only four goals and 17 points in 23 games. The contrast is quite telling.
Where it gets even more disturbing is that Martineau didn't stop there on air. He also revealed that Beck isn't the only Tricolore prospect dealing with these kinds of issues.
It just doesn't make sense!
He adds that there have reportedly been several feuds within the team since the start of the season.
Honestly, a noxious atmosphere can be highly problematic on a young player's development, and the fact that both of these prospects' seasons have been somewhat disappointing, especially since his trade in Beck's case, proves that something is wrong with their respective teams.
Hopefully, decisions will be made accordingly by the Habs organization, heading into next season, to that effect. If both players were to return to the OHL, let's hope that a junior deal is made for the sake of both youngsters.