Towards the playoff |  Joel Edmundson, the idol

Towards the playoff | Joel Edmundson, the idol

(Buffalo) Drew Doughty, Victor Hedman, and… Joel Edmundson? The players admired by the younger generation are not always the ones we would have thought!

Prospects parading behind the microphones at the NHL proving ground are almost always asked who their NHL role models are. Advocates meeting this week have named Doughty, Hedman, and Charlie McAvoy in particular.

But Owen Pickering surprised us. “I try to play like Miro Heiskanen, he is quite good. And I want to defend like Joel Edmundson,” he said on 15me American hope.

Because of his non-fantasy style, Edmundson is rarely mentioned in these types of interviews. Except he can be devilishly effective in his way, and he probably didn’t get to two finals in three years by fluke.

the way to defend [d’Edmunson] is underestimated It has a physical element that I want to develop. It’s good for driving opponents into tight spaces and shutting down the game, stopping the flow of pucks.

Owen Pickering

For what it’s worth, another Canadiens defenseman was named this week. This is Alexander Romanov, adored by his compatriot Pavel Mintyukov, a Russian who plays for Saginaw and is 6 years American hope. “I like its robustness, its controls,” Mintyukov explained. Note that they are both represented by the same agent, Dan Milstein.

Most of the prospects went home after camp, but not all. Shane Wright and Juraj Slafkovsky were headed to New Jersey to tour the Devils’ facility. Impossible to know if other hopes accompany them. The devils have both memesme my draft pick.

Teams cannot send players for physical evaluations if they have been invited to the NHL evaluation camp in Buffalo. But nothing prevents them from organizing this type of courtesy visit, to familiarize the players with the places.

The Canadian will hold his evaluation camp this week in Brossard, hoping not to be in Buffalo this week.

After Red Wings defender Moritz Seider, is there another hidden gem at Rögle BK Ängelholm?

To be continued, but Marco Kasper is obvienomenon in his own way. Oe ice, NHL Central Scouting ranks him #5me European hope. The Austrian has scored 11 points in 46 games in the Swedish Premier League. But off the ice, the youngster already lives alone, is fluent in German and English, and took six months to master Swedish.

“It is important to communicate and integrate. So I wanted to learn Swedish as soon as possible,” she said. If he has to add French as a fourth language, the Canadian will have to make a trade, because it would be very surprising if Kasper was still available when the team exercised his second right to speak, at age 26. my range.

Later in the draft, it will be interesting to see if Charlie Leddy catches the eye of the Canadian.

This defender cataloged in 117me rank among North Americans, is a product of the Mid-Fairfield Rangers, one of the organizations where Martin St-Louis has trained in recent years.

Leddy says he met the Canadiens this week, and the team liked the comparison of his play to that of the Hurricanes’ Brett Pesce.

I’m a 2004 and his boys were born in 2003 and 2005 so I didn’t have Martin as a coach. But my uncle played with him in Vermont and my dad trains at Fairfield, so I know him. He is a great guy and quite a coach!

charlie Leddy

His reaction when he found out that St-Louis was coming behind the Canadian bench? “I told myself that my father could also be a coach in the NHL because he is the coach of our U15 team! “, he joked.

Fans will remember good old Dave Snuggerud with the Buffalo Sabers in the early 1990s.

We suppose that poor Snuggerud does not have the Canadian in his heart; in four NHL seasons, he made the playoffs twice, and both times CH eliminated Buffalo in the first round. And that’s not the only disgrace Montreal has inflicted on the former striker.

“Patrick Roy already cut his butt cheek, he told Jimmy Snuggerud, a possible 1 pickAhem round. My father fell directly on his skate. »

Was he left with a scar? “I don’t know, I don’t want to see that!” »

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