There were many doubts at the start of the season about the viability of the Montreal Canadiens goaltending manager. But we must admit that the operation is not a complete fiasco.
Jake Allen started seven games, Samuel Montembeault was the starting goalkeeper in six games, and Cayden Primeau in two. The stats for the three goalies aren’t bad, with save percentages ranging from .903 to .911 and goals-against averages ranging from 2.89 to 3.30.
If St-Louis seemed to be supporting their general manager Kent Hughes’ strategy, we still have to be realistic and start questioning the long-term success of this situation…especially in Primeau’s case.
“Martin St-Louis took it hard at the beginning,” host Jean-Charles Lajoie said during the show JiC on TVA Sports, Tuesday. It doesn’t seem to bother him as much anymore. Until the Primeau clan raises their wands and says “Will you stop fooling us soon?”. A kid can’t score two games a month. “.
“And I know we don’t care much about Primeau. But if Primeau de ville LaSalle spoke French, we’d care more. We would tear the shirts, especially with the quality of his starts. It is dangerous for such a young goalkeeper to reduce his starts to such an extent and extend the number of days between starts.”
Watch in the video above.