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OTHL Preview Montreal

2021-04-21

Montreal Canadiens

Starting Lineup

Berry – Holik – Pronovost

Mahovlich – Apps – Redmond

Boudrias – Walton – Schmautz

Vadnais – Lapointe

Bacher – Van Impe

Welcome Mat

Adduono [NY. Is] Bacher [STL] Boudrias [STL]

Bacher is the key addition who will hopefully help a defense that fell apart in the second half of the season – Boudrias is penciled as the 2rd line winger but he could easily move around – Averaging only 20 points a season has made him a disappointment thus far – Montreal is hoping that a change of scenery will change that

Pink Slip

Edwards – Evans – Lemaire – Linonmaa – Reid – Riihiranta

What happens when you win Montreal’s first Selke? You are traded away – Montreal did not want to move Lemaire but they knew they had to get Stackhouse – Montreal is deep enough at center to make this move – The same logic applies to Edwards who would not have gotten playing time and Reid who had three prospects ahead of him who would have been called up

Stats

GF 12th – GA 12th – PP 17th – PK 11th

Rookies

Lapointe – Marcotte – Monahan – Redmond – Selby – Vadnais

 

Lapointe and Vadnais will be key this season to improve a PP that finished in the bottom and a defense that fell apart costing Montreal a playoff spot – It is a lot to ask two young d-men but their offensive output alone should make this team better – Redmond takes Pappin’s place as the scoring winger who Montreal hopes will be a 30-goal scorer

What they have….

1] Youth – Montreal has had an abundance of picks that the last their seasons that are now just making their way up – Pronovost, Schmautz, Awrey, and Berry were promoted two seasons ago; last season Apps, Marshall, and Mahovlich; while this season Dufour, Redmond, Vadnais, and Lapointe will get the call – There is a possibility of Stephenson moving up if Villemure moves

What they need…

2] Defense – Montreal’s defense had a complete meltdown last season – While the group were not flashy, they did the job most nights – Ashbee was the catalyst on offense and he is better suited on a second pairing – Montreal have added two scoring threats in Lapointe and Vadnais which changes the look – If Montreal can avoid another meltdown this season making the playoffs will happen