Hughes just made an important addition to the Canadiens' long-term future in net

Published November 11, 2022 at 3:21 PM

Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens have just made an interesting hire, to strengthen a department that is already doing very well.

As mentioned by reporters Arpon Basu and Marc-Antoine Godin, in their most recent article on The Athletic, the Montreal Canadiens organization has just hired Neil Little, a former Philadelphia Flyers goalie, and who now becomes a goalie scout, for the Habs.

According to Basu and Godin, Little will fill the void left by the loss of Sean Burke, who left the organization in the last few months.

"Looking in some way to fill Sean Burke's departure, it was learned that the Tricolore had lured former goaltender Neil Little, who played for a long time in the Philadelphia Flyers organization, into its fold. He has been hired as a professional scout and his job will be mainly to scout goalies. His expertise will be paired with that of Vincent Riendeau, who remains the scout for goaltenders at the amateur level. Little spent six years in the Florida Panthers organization and eight seasons prior to that with the Flyers. He spent the last year with the independent recruiting service Team 33." - Arpon Basu & Marc-Antoine Godin

It's interesting to see the organization continue to invest in its goaltending department.

We now have an expert, who will work full time, specifically to scout promising talent, and bring them to Montreal.

Of course, we must eventually find a permanent replacement for Carey Price. The lucky one could already be in Montreal, but maybe not either.

The scouting of goaltenders is an often neglected aspect of an organization, but Kent Hughes and his team have just made an important move for the future of the Tricolore in net.

It will have a direct impact on the next acquisitions of Kent Hughes in net, whether it is via waivers, via the trade market or via the draft.

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