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Habs Daily: David Reinbacher’s First Impression, Projected Lineup



Montreal Canadiens David Reinbacher

All the latest Habs news, recent Montreal Canadiens stories, as well as information from around the National Hockey League.

Habs News

  • Not only did top prospect David Reinbacher receive a warm welcome from Montreal Canadiens fans in Brossard, but he also built instant chemistry with Lane Hutson and his affable character endeared him to fans. [David Reinbacher’s Good First Impression]
  • The Laval Rocket should receive a significant injection of talent next season, as several talented prospects and young forwards will join the Habs’ AHL affiliate. [Projected AHL Forward Lineup]
  • The Canadiens re-signed AHL forward Mitchell Stephens to a one-year contract. [Mitchell Stephens]

National Hockey Now Network

  • The San Jose Sharks prospects weren’t on holiday on Independence Day. But they were happy to be in San Jose, to begin their three-day development camp. [San Jose]
  • Neither Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney nor Tyler Bertuzzi ever said that Bertuzzi’s 2023 trade deadline acquisition from the Detroit Red Wings would be anything more than a rental. [Boston Bruins]
  • Thirty-one NHL teams opted not to place a waiver claim for Filip Zadina, meaning he will remain with the Detroit Red Wings. [Detroit Red Wings]
  • With the signing of Jonathan Drouin on Saturday, the 27-year-old winger has been reunited with his old center, Nathan MacKinnon. While their careers have taken wildly different paths, they’re together again. [Colorado Avalanche]
  • The Nashville Predators are 11 prospects richer after finalizing Barry Trotz’s first draft class as general manager. [Nashville Predators]
  • Early in the offseason, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim seemed to be a serious candidate to be traded. That no longer seems to be the case. [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • Brayden Yager, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ first-round pick in the NHL Draft last week, knows all about the prospect his new team claimed in the opening round a year ago. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
  • The offseason is in full swing. Last week was the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, the buyout window closed, the last opportunity to make offers to pending free agents, and the opening of free agency. General manager Kelly McCrimmon had a very busy week, to say the least. [Vegas Golden Knights]
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He will prove a point I’ve been making for several years now.

He is to be on the top line with MacKinnon and Rantanen. He stays more or less healthy, and he will easily exceed his career best of 55 pts in a season with the Habs.

So probably (or very likely), his overall performance (stats) were lessened because of the lack of talent around him, as opposed to he just was never that good (if you take out injuries).

Sergy: the guy he was traded for, goes on to become a top line Dman for the Bolts, one of the best offensive teams in the league, and gets almost a pt per game last season.

Max P.: would have averaged 40-something goals per season with the Habs (possibly hitting at least 50), if he had centers better than Desharnais and Plek.

Radulov: has “only” 54 pts in his only season with the Habs, then leaves for Dallas (with better linemates) and immediately becomes a pt per game winger.

I can come up with more, but these are the best examples.

So, until the Habs get players who are at least close to their “superstars”, their superstars will never really become superstars on THIS team.

Nikki for CC is a very good start. But there will need to be another top winger on that line at some point soon, or both will underperform. Same for the Dmen…their production will be maximized when real offensive talent shows up.

Even superstars need a supporting cast…other players good enough to maximize their talents. Otherwise, they are being wasted. And although I would never call Drouin a superstar, he WAS wasted on the Habs…..pity.

Last edited 4 months ago by morrisk