Juraj Slafkovsky jokingly gives Simon Nemec of the New Jersey Devils a warning

Published September 15, 2022 at 7:24 PM
BY JEFF DROUIN

Tomorrow is the second game of the rookie camp for the Habs.

For the team's fans, it will be the perfect opportunity to see Juraj Slafkovsky in action as many of the Canadiens' youngsters will have the chance to play a game against New Jersey Devils prospects.

This match-up between the two teams is a timely one, as it will feature the first two picks of the last NHL draft, Slafkovsky and Devils defenseman Simon Nemec.

Not to mention a certain Filip Mesar, the Habs' second first-round pick who is expected to complete a trio with Slafkovsky and, as reported by David St-Jean of Marqueur.com, the two CH prospects have sent a little message to their fellow Slovakian.


"We're going to try to freeze him in the corner."

- Juraj Slafkovsky

Okay, the whole thing was obviously thrown in as a joke, but it shows the character and intensity of the two young Canadiens prospects and you have to admit it's not unpleasant to watch at all.

As for the game itself, we'll have to watch the chemistry between Slafkovsky and Mesar, who, as we recall, have played together since minor hockey in Slovakia. It promises to be a good game!

As for Nemec, even if Slafkovsky was joking, let's not forget that he is a monstrous 6 feet 3 inches and 238 pounds! The young Devils defenseman, like his teammates, will have to keep his head up. We can expect to see "Slaf" impose himself physically, and that's promising!

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