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There's no denying it, there are major changes in the Montreal Canadiens


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MarcO
September 19, 2022  (1:39 PM)
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For years, we saw the Canadiens get bullied by opposing teams. Being a small team, among the least heavy in the NHL, the Tricolore could not do themselves justice once in the playoffs, where the men are separated from the children.

We only have to look at the team's last appearance in the Stanley Cup Final to understand how important heaviness is. Players like Shea Weber, Ben Chiarot, and Joel Edmundson were very valuable to the team and were key to containing the opposition's top forwards.
To this day, we can look forward to having strong, mobile and confident players in our ranks.
Martin Leclerc had a very interesting column on the subject on Sunday night. The 1986 Tricolore were nicknamed Les boeufs de la rue Ste-Catherine because they were so heavy and strong compared to other NHL clubs. We could be looking at the same kind of team in a few years, especially on defense.
Kaiden Guhle will be a true leader and is ready to make the jump to the NHL. He is 6'2" and 205 lbs.
Justin Barron is also very close to the Bettman circuit at 6'2" and 201 lbs.
As for Arber Xhekaj, he is quite a piece of work at 6'4" and 238 lbs. He will probably start his professional career in Laval this season.
Logan Mailloux is no slouch either at 6'3" and 206 lbs. He will have to avoid injuries and play a good full season in junior this year.
If we look back in a few years, these four defensemen could define the Tricolore's top 4 defensemen. Imagine how hard it will be for other teams to play the Habs in the playoffs with at least two strong defencemen, not to mention big forwards like Juraj Slafkovsky and Josh Anderson.
For more details on martin Leclerc's excellent article, it's below.
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There's no denying it, there are major changes in the Montreal Canadiens

Would you like to see Guhle, Barron, Xhekaj and Mailloux in the Canadiens top 4 in a few years?

Yes7473.3 %
No98.9 %
Harris deserves his place in the top 41817.8 %
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