There are 45 days left until the start of the new NHL season, and the bag has been torn open with preseason forecasts.
NHL 2022 draft unit Juraj Slafkovský and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in a joint photo.
The respected Hockey Writers portal analyzed in detail the lineups of all 32 teams, including the Montreal Canadiens, which will interest Slovak fans a little more than the other clubs.
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They recently learned unpleasant news, which will likely have a significant impact on the results and performances of the team in the new year.
Goalkeeper Carey Price has chronic problems with his knee and doctors have so far been unsuccessful in finding a suitable treatment.
“It’s possible he’ll miss the entire season. We’re not happy about it, but it’s a fact,” Montreal general manager Kent Hughes said.
The Canadiens, who won only 22 out of 82 games last season and finished last in the regular season, are likely to face another year without playoffs.
Experts agree that in the team of coach Martin St. As a result, Louis can be given more space by youngsters, including Slafkovský.
Predicted attacks of the Canadiens
Juraj Slafkovský – Nick Suzuki – Cole Caufield
Jonathan Drouin – Christian Dvorak – Josh Anderson
Sean Monahan – Kirby Dach – Brendan Gallagher
Evgenii Dadonov – Jake Evans – Mike Hoffman
substitutes: Rem Pitlick, Joel Army
According to Hockey Writers, the native of Košice will start the season in an elite attack.
His teammates will be Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield, who developed excellent chemistry with each other last season and should once again be among the offensive leaders
“Suzuki is having the best season of his career. Under the leadership of St. Louis, Caufield scored 22 goals, a total of 35 points in 37 games, and we expect further progress from him.
Slafkovský fits them perfectly with his parameters. Of course, he will need time to get used to the NHL. If he collects 40 Canadian points with an average of around 17 minutes per game, we can call his rookie season a success,” the mentioned source writes.
If Slafkovský needs more space to adapt to overseas rinks, the Canadiens can send him to the Laval Rocket farm team in the AHL.
Montreal will enter the new NHL season on October 13 with a derby match against Toronto.
Source: Pravda – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by hokej.pravda.sk.
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