Habs’ Fans In Panic Mode About Cole Caufield

With Habs’ fans, it’s too often all or nothing. The team sucks or they will win the Stanley Cup. A player is the best or he’s hated and should be traded. A prospect is either a steal (how often have we heard that mentioned about the last couple of drafts?) or he’s a flop… at 19 years old, before playing a single game in the NHL. And in comes the great Sam Pollock with his timeless quote about the Montreal Canadiens’ fans: “[Fans] have their favourites and strong emotional attachments with them. A sports administrator who wants to be successful can never think that way.”

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Turning The Corner On Player Development

Was it drafting? Was it player development? Or perhaps a combination of both? One thing we know for sure is that the Montreal Canadiens were struggling mightily to develop quality players. It seemed like their top picks we like Cinderella’s carriage, turning into pumpkins at the midnight hour. There was little issues with the lower picks, but the first two rounds were misses more often than hits, particularly in the first round.

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