Renaud Lavoie: harshly criticizing Barkov to defend Huberdeau and Duclair

Renaud Lavoie: harshly criticizing Barkov to defend Huberdeau and Duclair

While the Canadian finished the season ranked 32nd and last in the NHL, the Panthers completed it in the first place. 122 points, three more than the Colorado Avalanche.

At the trade deadline, Bill Zito sacrificed two first-round picks to get his hands on Claude Giroux (2024) and Ben Chiarot (2023). Will the election that the Canadian now has higher than initially expected?

But all these sacrifices did not pay off in Florida. After eliminating the Capitals in six games, the Panthers were swept by the Stanley Cup champions. If it had to be done over again, would Claude Giroux still choose Florida over Colorado (and Fleury, Minnesota)?

Both the Canadiens and Panthers are off this morning…

Several Panthers players did not deliver goods against the Lightning. The Floridians have scored just three small goals in four games. Because of Vasilevskiy…

Jonathan Huberdeau was the ” best “ of his own with two assists… but even so, he finished the series with a cumulative differential of minus-2.

However, we can’t say that Huberdeau had a great series: the Quebec striker had picked up just three small points in six games against the Capitals. Need I remind you that he will serve the final year of his $5.9 million-per-season contract next year, that he finished the season with 115 points in 80 games, and that he was fighting for the Art-Ross Trophy until Connor McDavid started playing? almost superhuman?

No, Jonathan Huberdeau did not deliver the merchandise in the playoffs. However, he admitted that he wanted finally win this year in the playoffs…

But Renaud Lavoie is always there to defend the Quebec players I severely criticized players. Remember David Schlemko…

last night in JICRenaud was in charge of launching the biggest reproaches in the field of the Panthers to Aleksander Barkov. However, Barkov has one more goal and one more assist than Huberdeau since the start of the playoffs.

“During this time, where was Barkov? I mean, everybody tells us, this is the next Patrice Bergeron. Are you sick? It’s not even close! I mean, let’s stop. Barkov, in the regular season, when the game is quiet, very nice to watch. My God, blink. Barkov, when the playoffs start, then you have to do this: not able […] He is unable to take his game to another level. Not being able to be the leader that will drag your team there. […] the biggest disappointment of all these series It’s Sasha Barkov. He did absolutely nothing! – Renaud Lavoie at TVA Sports

Renaud also wanted to defend Anthony Duclair, who was left out during this series.

In my opinion, both Huberdeau and Barkov weren’t good against the Lightning… but Barkov helped the Panthers beat the Capitals (six points in six games). I think there is AT LEAST a player who has disappointed more than Barkov since the start of the playoffs, right?

Keep in mind that Claude Giroux scored one point against Rayo… and seven against caps. Like the rest of his team, he was unable to solve the Lightning puzzle.

Finally, let’s mention this: It will be interesting to see if the Panthers can bounce back after finishing first and then getting swept in four small games against the Lightning. The Lightning had experienced a similar situation in 2019 after being swept by the Blue Jackets. Since then, they haven’t lost a single playoff series…

Sometimes you have to learn to lose before you learn to win. Was this the fate of the Panthers in 2022? We’ll have to add a few pieces to this team to hopefully bounce back in a year. But at the moment, we are mainly talking about possible departures at Sunrise (Chiarot, who did not deliver the cargo in Florida, and Giroux), and not possible arrivals.

And the team won’t talk in the first round for a while. Was he all-in-a year too soon, to use the words of Mathias Brunet yesterday afternoon?

Much

– Is Connor McDavid Andrei Vasilevskiy, the best of all time?

– The Maple Leafs have made some changes to their organizational chart.

– It’s not just McDavid who is making history in Edmonton.

– Win for FAA at Roland Garros.

– Will Neymar also stay in Paris?

– Match without a future against a team from the ANONYMOUS SOCIETY (which is never easy to beat) tonight at the Stade Saputo.

– Do you agree with Philippe Cantin on that?


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