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Major statement on Jayden Struble and Emil Heineman: The Montreal Canadiens need them more than we think

Published December 15, 2023 at 11:52 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

As you know, forward Emil Heineman was called up from the Laval Rocket just before Wednesday night's game. On Friday, he was practicing on a regular line due to Jake Evans' absence, but he might be in his position on Saturday.

According to Anthony Martineau, when you look at the Canadiens' second power-play unit, there's absolutely nothing scary about it. The player with the most goals is defenseman Justin Barron, which is quite disheartening.

The journalist believes that Emil Heineman, being a skilled scorer, should definitely be placed on this second unit. Given the current situation, it seems like a good idea.

Martineau didn't stop there. He looks at the statistics of Jayden Struble, and he has been quite dominant since making his debut with the Canadiens. Jordan Harris is far from guaranteed a spot when he is ready. Struble has seized his opportunity, and the same might happen for Heineman if he manages to score on a regular basis.


In summary, what needs to be emphasized is that the young players are pushing through and finding a way to secure their positions. There is indeed progress.

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December 15   |   251 answers
Major statement on Jayden Struble and Emil Heineman: The Montreal Canadiens need them more than we think

In your opinion, should Emil Heineman be given a chance on the power play?

Yes15963.3 %
No3313.1 %
Why not5923.5 %
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