One player is already making the Montreal Canadiens think

Published September 24, 2021 at 12:03

Kaiden Guhle was selected in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, 16th overall. Trevor Timmins is perhaps too often criticized for his drafting work, but on this one (and Cole Caufield), he hit his target right in the middle. The 19-year-old defenseman has all the makings to stand out, play 1,000 games in the NHL and earn the letter of nobility in the hockey world.

He is compared to Weber, he moves well, he is smart, he never takes a day off, he is "mean", he plays "kill 'em all", he is a born leader and it goes on... His style of play allows us to believe that he could play 1000 games in the National Hockey League. His current stature certainly makes the Montreal Canadiens organization think twice.

Philippe Boucher is VERY impressed by the prowess of the colossal defenseman:

"He is the player who impressed me the most. He was one of the best players, if not the best defenseman on the ice," said Boucher.

When could he play his first official game with the Red, White, and Blue? It could happen sooner than you think.

"I don't know if it will be this year. I don't know if it's going to be one game, one week, one month or one season in Laval, I don't think it's going to be long, but the day he sets foot in the NHL, he's going to be there for the next 15 years. He's good enough to do that, he's already playing like a veteran."

Jean-Charles Lajoie also added about one of the best prospects that the Montreal Canadiens have in their ranks.

"He's a 1,000-game NHL guy with a letter on his jersey after 6-7 seasons. A good leader and a good team player. He's going to be great," said Lajoie.

There's a hole to fill in the Montreal defensive line, so his chances are as good as a Chris Wideman, for example.
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