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Evan’s NHL Daily: Newhook Talks Offseason, Avalanche Hot Seat



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It’s already been a month since the Colorado Avalanche moved Alex Newhook to Montreal, but he’s already starting to feel at home with his new team. That’s the nature of being traded in the NHL.

With the Colorado Avalanche, it was a quiet day on the site, but I watched a lot of Ryan Johansen tape. Is he on the hot seat for the team?

All that and more in this Thursday edition of Evan’s Daily.

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Very quiet day on the site, as August is truly a dead zone for the league. I watched 7 Nashville games, and all of Johansen’s shifts in those games. I’ll have an in-depth film room for him, likely Sunday, much like we did with Jonathan Drouin.

My initial impression? Well, I hope he plays better in Colorado.

As for the site today, I’m going to start a series called “Avalanche of the Past,” and the first player up? My favorite player of all-time, Valeri Kamensky.

Hot Seat in Colorado

A lot of pressure is on Johansen to perform, seeing as how the team is banking on him bouncing back and being the 2C for the squad. Does he have the hottest seat on the team? Is Pavel Francouz far behind? Do you agree with their opinion?

Newhook In Montreal

Alex Newhook will be playing for a new NHL franchise next month, and he seemed to come to terms with that pretty quickly. I believe I mentioned it months ago, but I don’t think Newhook asked for a trade. I do think he was open to change and a fresh start, and that’s what he’ll get in Montreal.

The Avalanche are looking to win right now. Montreal, not so much. That might be good for the 22 year old, who will maybe have a little more rope to play through mistakes. The Canadiens have a lot of young talent, but still seem a few years away from being any good.

“The group we have now, there is so much young talent and it’s only a matter of time until we get where we want to be,” he said.

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