Big statement from Jake Allen: he just revealed his new role and fans can't believe it

Published April 25, 2023 at 10:40 PM

With the emergence of Samuel Montembeault in the Canadiens' net this season, some moments made us forget the presence of his teammate Jake Allen.

Despite Montembeault's excellent performance, the veteran goaltender was still the one who got the most starts in the regular season, but with the Quebecois goalie's prowess, Martin St-Louis used him less towards the end of the season.

That being said, can we conclude that Samuel Montembeault has surpassed Jake Allen in the Canadiens' goaltender hierarchy?

Not necessarily, and as reported by JB Gagné of Danslescoulisses.com, we could very well see a system of alternation in 2023-2024, but for the veteran goaltender, he would be ready, or almost ready, to give up the number one position to Montembeault.

In an interview with journalist Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette, Allen stated that he would be more than happy to act as a big brother to Sam.

Wow, he is a true teammate and more than an exemplary one:

"I want to help him become the best goalie he can be for the CH. Obviously, that's my job now."

He says that's his job now. It's remarkable!

Many fans (including us) can't believe how impeccable Allen's attitude is.

We're talking about a big statement from Allen here.

Although it's still too early to speculate on what will happen with the CH goaltending situation in 2023-2024, it's still an intriguing statement from number 34 because Montembeault may well have become Martin St-Louis's trusted goaltender.

However, beyond who will be the number one goaltender next year, this statement from Jake Allen proves beyond a doubt that he is a true leader on the team and that Kent Hughes will have to find him the perfect seat to continue evolving with the Canadiens until the expiration of his contract.

We're lucky to have him.

Say what you will, but this says a lot about Jake Allen. Teammates like him and goaltenders like him don't come around often.

The team's success clearly comes before his personal success. He's the ideal mentor.

April 25   |   749 answers
Big statement from Jake Allen: he just revealed his new role and fans can't believe it

Who will be the 2023-2024 season starting goalie for the Canadiens ?

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