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Major development regarding David Reinbacher and off we go

Published May 9, 2024 at 2:37 PM

The Canadiens caused a surprise by selecting David Reinbacher with the 5th overall pick in 2023. The young man even became the target of personal threats as some fans were furious.

Fortunately, the beauty of Canadiens' fans immediately shone through, and the young man received a very nice wave of love afterward.

The organization decided to send him to Europe for another year to play against men in a highly competitive league. However, Kloten had a very difficult year, which raises doubts about the quality of his development.

Fortunately, Reinbacher finished the season in Laval with the Rocket, and he did well. So much so that according to Eric Engels, he could well start with the Canadiens next season.

"The Canadiens sent Reinbacher to Switzerland for another season with Kloten, but he should make his NHL debut as early as the fall of 2024."

- Eric Engels

That's a huge statement, and if it really happens, it would be equally big. There is competition on the Canadiens' blue line, even on the right side, with Justin Barron, Johnathan Kovacevic, David Savard, and Logan Mailloux also there.

Upcoming Trades?

Engels doesn't say this for nothing. He follows the Canadiens daily and has privileged information that we don't know.

Are Kent Hughes' intentions to make room on defense this summer? Does the GM plan to trade one or more defenders who no longer fit into the team's plans?

That remains to be seen. I'm really looking forward to the camp to see the young Austrian and also Logan Mailloux, who in my opinion has a better chance of making Martin St-Louis' lineup.

May 9   |   330 answers
Major development regarding David Reinbacher and off we go

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