Jesse Ylonen could become a victim of Dominique Ducharme's playing system

Published November 8, 2021 at 6:02 PM

Having heart and sustained forward failure are part of Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme's system of play and demands. If you don't fit into this system, the chances of you staying in the Habs lineup are very slim.

Take the example of Tomas Tatar during the last playoffs.

One of the organization's prospects may never play with the big club because of this. We're talking about Finnish player, Jesse Ylonen. The Habs' second round pick in 2018 is talented. He consistently throws to the net, thanks to his scoring instincts, hence his seven shots yesterday. He even found the back of the net on one occasion.

However, Ylonen is not the type of player who will deliver a second or even third effort on the ice. His style could greatly hinder him in the organization's current mindset. The Habs has a lot of depth on the wings as well, which could delay a potential recall as well.

By no means should a player be misrepresented, but as in all situations in life, you can improve. If Ylonen wants to play in the NHL someday, he's going to have to put in consistent effort and commitment.

The 22-year-old winger is off to a good start with the Rocket, with his six points, including three goals, in eight games. He could even average a point per game if he keeps up the momentum.
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