The Canadiens would be on the verge of acquiring a very interesting young player in the coming hours? Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton might be tempted to claim Lassi Thomson

Published October 1, 2023 at 10:21
BY ELIAS
As we mentioned yesterday afternoon, we had a big surprise in the NHL. Indeed, the Ottawa Senators placed the young defenseman Lassi Thomson on waivers, even though he had been selected 19th overall in the 2019 draft.

Moreover, while some fans believed it was nearly impossible for Kent Hughes to claim him, new information has just surfaced. According to Marco D'Amico, one should not dismiss the Montreal Canadiens too quickly in this case, given that Justin Barron and Gustav Lindstrom have failed to impress the team's management.

"I am not confirming that it will happen, but do not rule out the Montreal Canadiens as a team to claim Lassi Thomson off waivers today, given the battle on the right side of their defense."

"That being said, I think he will be claimed very quickly." - Marco D'Amico



Aside from David Savard and Jonathan Kovacevic, no right-handed defenseman has proved he absolutely deserves a spot in Martin St-Louis' lineup. This situation could potentially force Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton to give an opportunity to the 23-year-old Finn.

Moreover, let's especially remember that the Canadiens have the 5th pick on waivers, so if the organization wants to claim him, there is a high chance he will still be available when the management has to give its verdict.

Known for his ability to contribute offensively, Lassi Thomson has amassed an impressive total of 17 goals and 42 assists (59 points) in his last 100 AHL games. Moreover, he manages quite well in defensive territory and is destined for a very promising future.

Should the General Manager of the Habs take a chance on claiming him?

Certainly, this is a file to watch over the next few hours as we should get an answer by 2 p.m.

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT LASSI THOMSON COULD HELP THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE DEFENSE?
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