When the Canadiens offered a one-year contract for less than $1 million to Chris Wideman at the start of the season, it was in order to bring in a mobile and offensive defenseman to play on the third pair of the team as well as on the power play.
To be frank, I like what Wideman has been offering since the start of the season. No, we’re really not talking about a Norris Trophy contender, but he’s one of the few positives on the power play and he’s not appalling in his area.
I like him more than Erik Gustafsson, let’s say.
But even if he does a good job in his role as a third pair defender, I don’t see him participating in the All-Star Game, for example.
And yet, according to NHL.com, he is the one who should represent CH in Vegas next month.
Staff members from https://t.co/lf7CgbHFsN share their roster selections for the 2022 NHL All Star Game in Las Vegas.https://t.co/2AhQiRkACl
— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) January 9, 2022
In a survey of four experts to form the team that will represent the Atlantic Division, it is indeed the name of Wideman who is chosen to be the representative of the Habs.
Nothing against Wideman, but if you had told me at the start of the season that he would be the CH representative in the All-Star Game, I would have asked myself serious questions. And if you had told me that the CH representative would have nine points in 22 games, I would probably have thought that Carey Price would accumulate assists at a very impressive rate.
That doesn’t necessarily mean it will be there. I think Thomas Chabot (not Drake Batherson) will represent the Senators, which will open the door for Nick Suzuki. The NHL would definitely rather see Suzuki than Wideman at the All-Star Game.
Still, it testifies to the season of misery for the Canadian. I want to believe that the team is last in the NHL (in terms of percentage of points), but that we have reached the stage of considering Chris Wideman as one of the best representatives of the CH in the All-Star Game , it’s something, really.
We will know the identity of the players who will go to the All-Star Game on Thursday evening, while ESPN will broadcast a special program to present the squad from 6:00 p.m. Will Chris Wideman be the lucky winner? That would be something.
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– Very interesting read on Jordan Harris. I really hope he will sign in Montreal.
Jordan Harris has upped his game at Northeastern. What could he bring to the Montreal Canadiens? @DavidSt_Louis hits the film room to show why he’s one of the best rush defenders in the NCAA and what it could mean for his NHL future. #GoHabsGo
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— EP Rinkside (@EPRinkside) January 10, 2022
– The Glorious have nothing glorious these days.
State of NHL strength: Avalanche rise to the top; the CH always lasthttps://t.co/BNZb32zTqB
—RDS (@RDSca) January 10, 2022
– Jakub Dobes shines in the NCAA.
#Habs prospect Jakub Dobes Takes Charge in Buckeyes’ Net https://t.co/W3LmryvQRM
— HabsLinks (@HabsLinks) January 10, 2022
– Nice honor for Fred VanVleet.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for Week 12 of the 2021-22 season (Jan. 3 – 9). pic.twitter.com/j346sQNr4b
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) January 10, 2022
– Big Grandpa looks back on his famous 2016 season.
He wanted to retire at the top. https://t.co/iTzmFEGGzH
— Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) January 10, 2022