Colorado Avalanche Defender Samuel Girard recently surfaced In the NHL Rumor Factory. An authority figure suggested that the struggling Montreal Canadiens should try to acquire the 23-year-old Quebec Roberval.
The Canadians’ 3.39 goals per game and 72.1 penalties per game make them One of the worst clubs in the league. TonSuggested by Jean-Charles Lajoie of VA Sports They pursue the blue line to help them solve their defensive shortcomings. Philipp Boucher agreed and suggested that Girard is a suitable candidate.
The loss of Shea Weber could lead to an injury that could end his career, coupled with Joel Edmundson’s continued absence, has hurt the depth of the Canadians’ blue line. Jeff Petri is their only mature hockey mobile guard. However, he has only two points this season because he is trying to fill the void left by Webber’s absence. At the same time, the promising Alexander Romanov is still developing into the top four defenders.
Gillard is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He is a short but skilled mobile defender. He scored 34 points in 70 games in the 2019-20 season and 32 points in 48 games in Avalanche last season.The promising Bowen Byram and Devon Toews recently emerged from offseason surgery to prompt Denver PostMark Chambers It implies that Gillard can be a trading chip for elite forwards or goalkeepers.
If the Canadians are looking for a guard in the market, they will have to look for someone other than Gillard. Pierre LeBrun from The Athletic reports Avalanche will not buy a blueliner and is not interested in moving him.
LeBrun does not rule out the possibility of Avalanche changing their minds if the offer they receive is too good to be rejected. This will not come from the Canadians, unless they are willing to break up with Nick Suzuki, and this will not happen.