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The Canadian makes two unexpected announcements that will complicate things

Published December 16, 2023 at 11:23

It was yesterday that we saw young Emil Heineman for the first time taking regular shifts with a regular CH (Canadiens) line, after being called up on Wednesday.

The young forward could well help the CH, as it is said that he has one of the best shots on the team and that scoring goals on the right wing on reception is his bread and butter. He has indeed been very impressive in the team's last two training camps.

In short, he would be an asset on the power play, but his presence was due to the absence of Jake Evans, who will finally be in his position tonight. That's positive, but at the same time, it will force Martin St-Louis to leave someone out if he hopes to play Heineman.

On the other hand, defenseman Jordan Harris was back, and it will force another complex decision for St-Louis. The easy choice would be to send Jayden Struble to Laval, but he's performing so well that he deserves only an increase in playing time, not a demotion.

In both cases, there are two young players who deserve their chance and should play, especially with the team's current needs, but who could both end up in Laval soon.

Martin St-Louis and Kent Hughes will have important decisions to make. No one deserves to lose their place, but on the other hand, the team must progress.


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The Canadian makes two unexpected announcements that will complicate things

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