[EHM 2018-09-27] Day 8 Last Day for most Try-Out players

Other than prospect Rene Wolf not playing particularly well and Martin Reway getting injured, the final scrimmages of camp were muted. Certainly Zenko was still being praised by the coaching staff but no one really stepped up. Conversely it might have been that everyone played so tightly they didn't let anyone else break out. Each game was either a tie or 1-0.

Head coach Bob Hartley listed Steve Aeschlimann, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Sergei Matveyev and Rene Wolf as his favourite prospects.

The ones he saw potential but thought needed to step up their game over the next year were Josh Brook, Adam McCormick and Kalevi Honkanen.

Hartley dismissed Kyle Baun to the chagrin of Kersus who's in negotiations to resign the RFA.

There was some debate about Suzuki's potential however and the Habs only have until next June before his rights expire.

Kersus also took to the media praising prospect Alexandre Goulet and even brought him back on an extended tryout. It's unlikely he'll make the team this year but Kersus wanted him to feel part of the team in preparation for a breakout year next time. He also mentioned that Sergei Matveyev has not lived up to expectations and needs a better off-season next year to make the team.


Highest rating in Scrimmages:
G Yegor Zenko,
F Kerby Rychel,
D Mike Green

Worst rating in Scrimmages:
G Lars Haugen,
D Simon Bourque,
F Sergei Matveyev

Positive Scrimmage surprises:
F Nicolas Deslauriers,
F Zach Hyman,
D Rinat Valiev,
F Martin Reway,
D Nick DeSimone

Negative Scrimmage surprises:
D Noah Juulsen,
F Zach Poirier,
D Simon Kindschi,
F Brendan Gallagher,
D Victor Mete,
D Alexei Bereglazov,
F Nico Hichier,
F Michael Pezzetta

So far in Exhibition games (# of games played):

Highest rating in Exhibition Games so far:
G Alexandar Georgiyev(2),
F Max Domi(6),
F Martin Reway(1),
F Kerby Rychel(4),
D Shea Weber(6)

Worst rating in Exhibition games so far:
G Lars Haugen,
F Lukas Vejdemo,
D Mirco Muller

Positive Exhibition surprises:
F Michael McCarron,
F Alexandre Goulet

Negative Exhibition surprises:
F Jesperi Kotkaniemi,
F Mikko Koivu,
D Alexei Bereglazov,
D Victor Mete