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Alexis Lafrenière put on waivers by the New York Rangers? That's what some fans have just claimed and it's causing a buzz


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October 8, 2023  (3:41)
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If you're part of the hockey community, you know fans are exceptionally passionate about the game. So, when they see a player from their team not putting in an appropriate level of effort, they tend to get upset. This was certainly the case in a recent preseason matchup between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers.

In the first period of the game, Alexis Lafrenière clearly chose to abandon his defensive retreat, which ultimately led to an Islanders goal.
Social media comments came flooding in quickly, and they weren't too kind to the young man. Many called for the team's 1st overall pick from the 2020 draft to be waived.
That won't happen.
While the short clip might indeed show some complacency on the part of the Québécois player, it was actually a very long sequence. As you'll see below when you watch the full presence, he isn't the only forward of the trio who found the end of the sequence challenging...
On this topic, the Rangers' new head coach, Peter Laviolette, was very critical of his players (not just Lafrenière) after the game.
"I think our execution was really off. We were unable to make passes and shots. The first part of the game was unacceptable. It's not who we are or what we aim to be," he said in a press conference.

"Backchecking is a universal language. It's not about the system of play. Finishing checks and working hard to retrieve the puck are part of the universal language of hockey. Execution is a universal language. So there's no excuse." - Peter Laviolette

Just imagine seeing Alexis Lafrenière on waivers... Even if he's having a tough preseason, his place is in the NHL, as he has already proven his talent. He recently showcased it with these recent goals:
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Alexis Lafrenière put on waivers by the New York Rangers? That's what some fans have just claimed and it's causing a buzz

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