by Dennis Kane
The Canadiens have just announced that Brendan Gallagher has been sent back to his junior team, the Vancouver Giants, and there’s no doubt the young fellow gave his all, impressed everyone, and will be on the big club faster than we can say Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu. (a hill in New Zealand).
Gallagher did admit after the Tampa game that he found it tougher and that the competition had gotten harder as things went along. But these are all parts of complex growing pains, and he’s a young guy with lots of time.
Forward Michael Bournival, another who did a nice job in preseason, also got the news that he’s returning to his junior club, the Shawinigan Cataractes of the QMJHL.
Kudos to these guys and anyone else who still remains with the big club. They’ve shown they are very fine hockey players for sticking around so long. I also know that this year I’ll be paying closer attention to the Vancouver Giants and anywhere else our young prospects punch the clock.
I’m curious about the evolution of all our prospects, and in particular, young Mr. Gallagher.
We want the future to look bright for our team, and I think it does.
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