Hendrix Lapierre in the NHL in Washington: Titan will be patient

Hendrix Lapierre in the NHL in Washington: Titan will be patient

to wonder? yes and no, answers Titan’s general manager Sylvain Couturier. He is a very talented boy. But, it’s too early.

Hendrix Lapierre was drafted 22nd in the first round of the National Hockey League draft (Life) in October 2020. Titan received it in June during an exchange with Saguenéens de Chicoutimi.

Sylvain Couturier, Titan General Manager (Archives)

Photo: Radio-Canada / Paul Landry

It represented an absence of shape for AKD-Bathurst, who relied on Gatineau’s striker to make a breakthrough. But Sylvain Couturier is not worried.

We can’t take it in our mind that Hendrix is ​​going to come back or not. We want to do our business in Bathurst. If he comes back it’s a bonus and that would be cool, we’d be very happy.

A quote from:Sylvain Couturier, general manager of AKD-Bathurst Titan

Titan have started the season well with five wins from five matches. So there is no danger in the rest.

We are currently playing without Hendrix Lapierre, explains the couturier. It gives opportunity to some to gain experience on their own side as well. I like what I’ve seen so far.

Two hockey players on the ice.

Titan’s Riley Kidney (12), well, has been a mainstay since the start of the season. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in July.

Photo : Tyson Grey / Titan d’Acadie-Bathurst

Rising players like Riley Kiddie of Enfield, Nova Scotia, who are at the top of the scorers. LHJMQ With Miguel Tourigni from the Blaineville-Boisbriand Armada.

no timeline

Titan’s general manager has spoken to Washington Capitals executives, but has no timeline for what will happen next. Hendrix Lapierre is currently taking advantage of injuries from Alex Ovechkin and Niklas Backstrom to make a place for himself.

There are many aspects to consider: years of eligibility to become a free agent, payroll, and injuries., explains Sylvain Couturier. a team from Life Often these factors must be taken into account when deciding whether or not to hire.

We are very happy for him. To be honest, it will be a great experience for him, whether he is there for the whole year or nine matches.

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If Hendrix Lapierre were to stay at Washington and never play at Bathurst again, the compensation would be returned to Titan by the Saguens.

ready for sequel

The caliber of the Maritimes division is high this season, with the St. John Sea Dogs and Charlottetown Islanders being Titan favorites.

But we should not neglect other structures, such as those in Moncton, Cape Breton and Halifax.

We will not win on our talent alone, the message was clear, warned Sylvain Couturier. You must have a work ethic.

Hockey scholars repeat it: at the end of the evening we recognize the best dancers. A good start to the season does not guarantee a championship.

I think we see a lot of depth in the team. The veterans took over the command of the team. Some players can give us more. We are not a well established machine yet. There are still many improvements to be made.

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Titan will look to continue its momentum by hosting the Moncton Wildcats on Saturday afternoon and Charlottetown on Sunday.

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