Joel Edmundson did not fall into the trap of predicting the Canadiens’ next Stanley Cup, but he is obviously very satisfied with the composition of the Montreal club.
As the championship winner with the St. Louis Blues in 2019, he was kind enough to draw links between the current edition of the CH and that of the Blues two years ago.
“We have defenders with a good build, good goaltenders and good offensive skills,” he summed up, adding that player size is particularly important in the playoffs.
Speaking of his experience as a Stanley Cup winner, Edmundson had a simple message: “It’s not easy to win, you have to make sacrifices like blocking pucks and doing it every game.”
Good chemistry with Petry
Edmundson, who completes a pair with Jeff Petry on defense, was also enthusiastic about his new partner, who was regularly employed with Alex Pietrangelo in St. Louis.
“Jeff (Petry) is such a great skater, our chemistry has been good since the start of camp and it’s exciting to know that the season will start soon.”
Remember that at the end of this short training camp, the Canadian must start his season on January 13, in Toronto, against the Maple Leafs.
All the lines remained unchanged by head coach Claude Julien as were the pairs on the blue line on Wednesday at training camp. Once again Corey Perry, Ryan Poehling, Michael Frolik were the extra line on offense. Xavier Ouellet and Victor Mete seem to be extra defenders.