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Is The Snake being too harsh on Logan Mailloux?

Published April 18, 2024 at 8:24 PM

After a satisfactory debut wearing the blue, white, and red uniform, defenseman Logan Mailloux can consider his first impression to fans and experts as accomplished.

However, Simon Boisvert, a respected hockey figure in Quebec, made statements that raised eyebrows among many fans yesterday.

With his physique, good skating ability, and offensive character that could potentially slot him into one of Montreal's top two power-play units, it's thought he'll be a defenseman with a role in the top four once he reaches maturity. At least that's what the majority of fans and even the organization believe.

On the other hand, Simon Boisvert disagrees. He expressed this opinion before and maintains it this week. Despite Logan Mailloux's feats on Tuesday, the former QMJHL scout is adamant. He sees Logan Mailloux as a third-pair defenseman.

Boisvert isn't always pleased with Logan Mailloux's behavior on the ice, and he sees him more as a sixth defenseman in the NHL.

He believes Logan Mailloux will be nothing more than a depth defenseman.

Although caution is warranted against drawing premature conclusions, given that the Montreal Canadiens' number 94 has played only one game in the NHL, it's premature to project him. Even though Tuesday's signs were encouraging, a larger sample size is needed to determine if he'll surpass the sixth defenseman threshold as suggested by the man nicknamed the Snake.

Simon "Snake" Boisvert still believes Mailloux is only a sixth defenseman at best.

"I maintain Mailloux as #6... sometimes he looks like an astronaut... sometimes he seems to be daydreaming on the ice" - Via Tony Marinaro's podcast

Renaud Lavoie, a journalist for TVA Sports, doesn't seem to agree with this statement at all.

"When? At 38? (that he'll be a 6th defenseman)" - Lavoie

Due to his credibility as a scout in the QMJHL, he deserves the benefit of the doubt. Patience will be required, however, as we'll have to wait until September to see the young prospect with the Habs team.

At 21 years old, standing 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds, the first-round pick in the 2021 amateur draft had a solid first professional season in 2023-2024, tallying 47 points, including 14 goals, in 70 games for the Rocket's head coach Jean-François Houle.
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