Frank Seravalli finally reveals the real truth about Trevor Zegras

June 1, 2024  (4:02 PM)

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Let's not hide it, Trevor Zegras had a fairly ordinary season. He was more often talked about for his antics than for his good plays in 2024.

The American stirs so much ink that as soon as his name is mentioned, we are sure to have a debate. There is no consensus about him, and his detractors are almost as numerous as his admirers.
We saw this winter when his name was linked to the Canadiens and Kent Hughes.

Frank Seravalli reveals the whole truth about Trevor Zegras

As if to calm things down and restore Zegras's reputation a bit, Frank Seravalli tried to explain why Zegras had a miserable season by putting things into perspective.
According to him, the young forward is simply misunderstood.
«Think about how difficult the year has been for Zegras. He was late to training camp because Pat Verbeek and his group undermined him contractually.

Then he got injured and missed a large part of the season. And also, one of his best friends, Jamie Drysdale, was traded. I also believe that Trevor Zegras was one of the players pressured to participate in a summer training in Florida.

Moreover, the Ducks were fined $50,000 for that. Trevor Zegras was involved in a multitude of frustrating situations in Anaheim, and that's only his side of the story. The Ducks know he is a talented and creative player who has already produced two 60+ point seasons. They are currently wondering if Zegras can add other dimensions to his game.»

- Frank Seravalli

While the excellent hockey insider's remarks make sense, there is little chance they will calm the Ducks forward's detractors. These people have a predefined image of Zegras, and it will be difficult to remove it.
Nevertheless, seeing the forward with the Canadiens would be most interesting. Especially when we know what Martin St-Louis's contribution can bring to a young player. He could very well become an excellent player with the Montreal club and silence many critics.
Sometimes, all a player needs is a change of scenery and a fresh start. So, at the right price, why not?
Zegras, 23, has 154 points, including 55 goals, in 211 NHL games. He has a contract until 2026, earning $5.75 million.
Source : GoNordiques - Seravalli dévoile toute la vérité sur les problèmes entourant Trevor Zegras
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