Juraj Slafkovsky to be sent back to Laval?
BY MARCO JANUARY 6, 2023 (4:36 PM)
First of all, it is normal for a young player to go through difficult times, the development is not a long quiet river, even less for a young man of 18 years of age.
Moreover, the Tricolore's recent difficulties are starting to weigh heavily on all the players on the team and it is certainly not a favorable atmosphere for the organization's first overall pick.
The option of sending Slafkovsky to Laval is becoming a very interesting one, both for Juraj himself, and for the good of the team, which is burning through its best players.
The Habs' minor team has been doing particularly well lately, as the team has been performing well after a difficult start to the schedule. The Rockets are scoring a lot of goals, the power play is also performing well, Slaf could flourish with good players in the AHL.
This is not a shot of him at all, far from it. It's more a question of context, where the atmosphere on the Habs' ice can be harmful to him, whereas in Laval he could touch more ice and play at his own pace.
Like Simon Nemec and David Jiricek, a stint down there could be very beneficial for his development, especially in the current context with the Tricolore.
Moreover, the Rocket's head coach, Jean-François Houle, is doing a great job with the young and important elements of the organization and the Slovakian could greatly benefit from his teaching.