Major statement from Darren Dreger regarding Juraj Slafkovsky: An upcoming announcement from the Habs?
BY MARCO JANUARY 4, 2023 (4:23 PM)
After causing a surprise at the beginning of the season, the CH had an extremely difficult last trip, which somehow proves that the team still has a lot of work to do with its lineup, before becoming competitive again.
Obviously, the development of young players will be a long process that could take several years before it pays off. However, the strategy for their development could change this season, due to the very difficult situation for the Tricolore right now.
According to Darren Dreger, the CH could very well send Juraj Slafkovsky or other young players to the Laval Rocket, in order to accelerate their development in a league that is more likely to offer them a chance to shine.
By the way, as Brian Wilde mentions, Dreger is a reputable NHL tipster, who only reports information he receives from his sources. So, it adds even more credibility to the fact that Kent Hughes and the Tricolore are reportedly currently looking at the possibility of sending the first overall pick to Laval, for the betterment of his development.
Also, on the minor club side, while Laval had a rough start to the season, they have recently rebounded and are now 5-4-0-1 in their last ten games. As Anthony Marcotte reports, the Rocket have been playing the best hockey since mid-December.