DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:I think we're all underestimating the impact that someone like Chabot can bring to the team, and how good he is.
2015 - CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2015
2016 - Second All-Star Team
2017 - First All-Star Team
2017 - Emile Bouchard Trophy (QMJHL Defenceman of the Year)
2017 - Paul Dumont Trophy (QMJHL Personality of the Year)
2017 - Guy Lafleur Trophy (MVP - QMJHL Playoffs)
2017 - World Junior MVP
2017 - World Junior Best Defenceman
2017 - World Junior All Star Team
Even if he plays managed minutes as a third pairing d-man, he's a huge asset to have on the powerplay. I can't say the same for Claesson. Don't get me wrong, I like Claesson a lot but I think Chabot will have more of an impact than him.
If there is a way you fit both then sure. Phaneuf can play on his off-side.. But we still have too many d-men on the left, and there is no way Chabot spends the whole year in Bingo so room needs to be made.
All this to say, we are more than fine without Ceci...