Denis Gauthier made a statement that will shock many Canadiens fans

Published December 14, 2022 at 7:43

With the youngsters that have made it into the Tricolore's lineup and the great bank of prospects, you can tell that the excitement is at its peak for Habs fans.

The recipe for success in the NHL, in the salary cap era, is often to build through the draft. It is often said that a team needs to end up in the cellar a few years to get good picks and build a winning team.

For the Habs, this strategy seems to be paying off, as they drafted at the very top of the draft last summer and already have a surprising amount of talent on the roster. However, the team's success is bothering some fans, who would like to see Connor Bedard land in Montreal.

According to Denis Gauthier, finishing in the bottom of the Bettman circuit is not necessarily good for the development of young players:

"You're better off coming close to making the playoffs and drafting 10th, than losing the whole season and developing your youngsters in defeat." - Denis Gauthier

This statement has caused a lot of fans to react, and they obviously don't agree. 2023 promises to be the strongest draft we've seen in years and according to these internet users, the Habs can't escape a chance like this.
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Denis Gauthier made a statement that will shock many Canadiens fans

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