Verdict regarding the future of young Logan Mailloux in the NHL: A very encouraging statement has just been made, and Montreal Canadiens fans can be optimistic

Published July 16, 2023 at 12:02
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
As we reported a few days ago, Stu Cowan has done a tremendous job gathering information about the meeting that is supposed to take place between Gary Bettman and Logan Mailloux to make a decision about his future in the NHL.

According to a report in The Montreal Gazette, the league commissioner indicated that a discussion between the two men is not yet scheduled at the moment. Gary Bettman stated that he will only meet with the 20-year-old defenseman when he is ready to make the jump to the NHL.

"We will assess Logan Mailloux's situation when the Montreal Canadiens decide to bring him into the NHL." - Gary Bettman

However, Rob Ramage, the director of player development for the Canadiens, made a statement that speaks volumes about the progress Logan Mailloux has made both on and off the ice over the past two years. According to Ramage, the Canadiens' prospect has shown significant improvement, which suggests that the defenseman should have no trouble obtaining league permission to play with the main club next year.


"Over the past two years, Ramage has spent a considerable amount of time watching Mailloux in action (to the point where he believes he has seen him more often than his own son during that period). He has closely followed the young player's development, both on and off the ice, and he is impressed with what he sees." - via Félix Forget

Wow! It's very encouraging to hear such remarks from someone who has spent a significant amount of time with the player over the past 24 months.

Based on all indications, the meeting between Gary Bettman and Logan Mailloux should be a mere formality. Unless there is a major turn of events, the defenseman should be able to play with the Canadiens in the 2023-2024 season. However, the Canadiens' management will need to make the best possible decision to maximize his development.

Is Logan Mailloux already ready to play in the NHL? Would it be more beneficial for him to play significant minutes with the Laval Rocket?

One thing is for sure, it will be highly interesting to follow his performance during training camp, as he will want to prove to the organization that he deserves a spot in Martin St-Louis's lineup. We are eager to see how Logan Mailloux will fare against NHL players in preseason games.


Source: HabsetLNH.com
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