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Justin Barron on his departure from Montreal? The clues are there, and excellent points are raised

Published January 31, 2024 at 10:53 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Even though the Canadiens have too many left-handed defensemen and few right-handed ones currently, it remains that one or even several of them will have to be traded.

Marc Antoine Godin and Arpon Basu recently had this discussion, and they made some very good points. Why part ways with left-handed defensemen when they are superior and can handle the right side?

Currently, the three playing on the right are David Savard, Johnathan Kovacevic, and Kaiden Guhle. And number 21, although left-handed, is doing an excellent job.

This is the main reason why the two journalists believe that Barron could be sacrificed. According to them, he has more value now than he will in a few years, and other defensemen do a better job than him.


We know that Barron has high offensive potential, but it's tough in his own zone. When he starts getting hit, he loses confidence, and it becomes laborious. He is still young, but he doesn't have the same utility as Guhle, Xhekaj, Harris, and others.

Furthermore, Guhle's performance on the right would greatly help the Canadiens take more time to properly develop the two future pillars on the right, namely David Reinbacher and Logan Mailloux.

In short, a very interesting discussion where many valid points are raised by the two men.

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January 31   |   474 answers
Justin Barron on his departure from Montreal? The clues are there, and excellent points are raised

Do you think the Canadiens should be more patient with young Barron?

Yes33871.3 %
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