Cap Relief Due To Gallagher’s Injury Could Prompt Trade For Top-4 Defenseman

When the Canadiens were forced to be off for a week due to COVID protocol, we knew that the schedule for the rest of the season would be hectic. The Habs are playing on average every second day. At the NHL level, this is a huge deal and when fatigue kicks in, mental errors occur, risking costing the team some wins. But further, physical fatigue and less time to recuperate doesn’t allow the body the rest it needs to compete as such high level. Injuries come more easily and recovering from minor ones takes longer, while the risk of getting seriously hurt is more likely. Just a few days in, the Habs are starting to feel the effects already… and there are six more weeks of it in this unusual regular season.

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What To Make of Cole Caufield’s Size?

Ah the every lasting debate about the importance of size to play in the NHL. It was like that 50 years ago and it hasn’t changed much to this date. There are more smaller players than ever though but one has to wonder about the true reason behind it. Regardless, teams will do what their General Manager at the time likes. If he wants size, he will get a bigger team. If he wants speed, chances are his team will have smaller players. And fans? Well, they have their opinion and in most cases, they’re not going to change their mind either way. That being said, being small does not necessarily mean that you can’t have a successful hockey career… particularly not in today’s NHL, desperate for talent.

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