And their The rookie training camp is going well As well as the first rookie game against the Ottawa Senators in the book, there are some Montreal Canadiens players worthy of attention, such as Rafael Harvey-Pinard, Jan Messack and Kayden Guller. These three players are likely to be part of the Laval Rockets this season, and may also have the opportunity to play against the Canadians at some point. Another player that everyone pays close attention to is defensive player Matia Snowlind. Nolind has all the skills to be the mobile hockey defender that Habers has been looking for; the problem is that he is not ready for the NHL…not yet.
Nolind of the Canadians hopes to get a roster spot
Norlind’s mission in North America is to get a place on the Canadian roster for the 2021-22 season. He has a hard and hard fight, but he has a chance to become a team. Norlind is a skating, mobile defensive player with many offensive skills. He can bring excitement from the blue line that has never been seen since the 20th century. PK subclass. This type of defensive player is exactly what the Canadians need to help them improve their offense and power performance (PP); in addition Jeff Petrie, Habs currently does not have another mobile defensive player who can have a significant impact on the score sheet.
In this weekend’s rookie game with the Senators, Nolind scored 2 assists and 3 points in his first game on the smaller North American (NA) ice. The Canadians’ rookie lost the game 4-3 after the Senator’s late rookie comeback, but Nolind appeared to be several miles ahead of the defenses of both teams on offense. If his offensive performance in rookie games shows that his talent is growing, then he will soon become a Canadian.
General Manager Frolunda spoke highly of Norlinder
Norlinder currently has an entry-level contract with the Canadians and still has a valid agreement with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).If the Canadians did not add him to their roster this season, he must Provide back to Frolunda And can not use the Laval Rockets to participate in the American Hockey League (AHL).this is OK With Fredrik Sjostrom, General Manager of Frolunda, Who would like Nolind to stay in Sweden for another season.
“If he does, we will be happy for him,” Sjostrom added, “but I don’t think staying with us for another year will not hurt his development. He will play a very good role in our team, which will It benefits him. However, we know that it comes down to his performance in the training camp and his performance in the training camp.”
Fredrik Sjostrom, General Manager of Frolunda, and the Canadians at the camp in Norlind
Sjostrom is happy to let Norlinder break the Canadian team’s lineup, but he believes that staying in Sweden will not have a negative impact on Norlinder’s growth as a player. Norlinder will play an important role in Frolunda, gaining a lot of playing time and quarterback PP, which will only further develop his offensive skills and make him more powerful on offense. Although Sjostrom may sound a bit selfish, he does make a good point that playing another season in Sweden and working on the things he needs to improve on both ends of the ice will not hurt Nolind at all.
Nolind must improve his defensive abilities
With all the offensive talent that Nolind has, he still needs to work hard on defense. His biggest weakness at the moment is his defensive ability-the Canadians are very aware of this, which is also closely watched by the rookies and the main camp this season. The size of the ice is also an important factor. The skating rink in North America is smaller than in Europe, giving players less time to react to the situation-when the game is more tense, Nolind’s defense is indeed better. This may cause Norlinder to have problems in the faster NHL. When the most important problem for a young defender is his defense, it is clear that he needs more time to correct any problems he may encounter.
Norlinder had trouble narrowing the gap between players and looping in the coverage area. He also worked hard to make his first contact with the forward. Physically, he is short in stature and often loses games in front of corner kicks and the net.according to pick224.comWhen he was on the ice, Florence’s goal difference got worse by 11.5%; however, when he was on the ice, they also scored more goals. Most of his defensive problems He came when there were a lot of open ice cubes, so a smaller ice surface might be beneficial for him in the NHL.
Norlinder needs more time
Norlind has the offensive talent the Canadians need, especially in the top four of the blue line. His defense is not yet in place, and he still has a lot of work to do to make his overall game reach the level of the NHL. He can be a team, the Canadians can tolerate his defensive errors, but are they willing to make him into the top four? The answer may be no, he may be relegated to a secondary bottom line partner at PP time.
Canadians don’t want to make the same mistakes in Nolind Jesperry Kotkaniemi And rush to the NHL before he is completely ready because he has what they need. Nolind will provide the Canadians with an excellent point guard who will excite the audience at Bell Center, but if he struggles too much on the defensive end, he may also lose confidence. The Canadian had better let him play another season in Sweden, let him defend hard, and have a complete player in the 2022-23 season.
The Canadians can wait another season for Nolind. Before Nolind was ready, they signed Chris Widman as a temporary player. Widman’s offensive talent is not as good as Nolind, but he did lead all defenders in scoring in the Continental Hockey League (KHL) last season, scoring 41 points in 59 games. He should be able to complete the work while allowing Norlinder to continue to develop in Sweden.
Trege Wilson has been a freelance content writer for the past four years and has been THW for the past year.He is the co-host of the popular Montreal Canadians podcast Habs unfiltered on IHeartRadio.com.Trege is passionate about everything about the Canadians and likes to provide his readers with high-quality news, rumors and opinions about the Montreal Canadiens. Trege also appeared in JblamSports with JDF Sports Podcasts; for interviews and guest appearances, you can contact him through any of his social media accounts listed below the photo, for example this.