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Very worrying statement about Logan Mailloux's future with the Canadiens

Published July 25, 2023 at 9:39

The Montreal Canadiens' fans are very excited about seeing Logan Mailloux during the training camp in September, as he could possibly secure a spot with the big club this season.

After all, the young defenseman was simply dominant in the OHL this year, tallying an impressive total of 33 goals and 44 assists (77 points) in 80 games with the London Knights. He also left an excellent impression during the Habs' development camp, showing that he might be the organization's most well-equipped defenseman to make the jump to the NHL.

However, Scott Wheeler recently compiled a list of the top 50 NHL prospects aged 23 and under, and to the surprise of many, Logan Mailloux was not included. David Reinbacher (20th) and Lane Hutson (27th) were the only two representatives from the Canadiens to make it onto this ranking.

Tony Marinaro, notably, reached out to the journalist from The Athletic to get his opinion on the Belle River native defenseman, but the response was rather concerning. According to Scott Wheeler, Logan Mailloux is a level B prospect who would only deserve to be included in a list of the top 200 NHL prospects.

Ouch! It's quite worrisome to hear such remarks when many fans project him as a top-tier defenseman in the years to come!

Moreover, during his appearance on the podcast The Sick Podcast With Tony Marinaro, Simon Boisvert confirmed Scott Wheeler's statement, going as far as mentioning that Logan Mailloux could become a third-pair defenseman in the NHL.

"I want him to show that he's more than a third-pair player because I think that's his ceiling. We're talking about a third-pair player here. You know what, he was drafted 31st overall, so just making it to the NHL would already be a good thing." - Simon Boisvert

As you can see in the video, Tony Marinaro was completely against this assertion. Although Scott Wheeler and Simon Boisvert make a living by evaluating young NHL prospects, we tend to agree with Tony on this point.

Do you believe that the expectations for Logan Mailloux are too high and that the defenseman won't be able to become a top-four player in the NHL? If so, the future of the Canadiens' defense may not be as promising as many think.

July 25   |   226 answers
Very worrying statement about Logan Mailloux's future with the Canadiens

Where do you see Logan Mailloux in five years?

1st pair4821.2 %
2nd pair15066.4 %
3rd pair198.4 %
In the AHL94 %
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