Phillip Danault and Tomas Tatar will play with the new right-wing winger. Jesperi Kotkaniemi will receive a difficult term to replace Brendan Gallagher, who injured his right finger in the final game against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday (Brendan Gallagher).
See Dominique Ducharme’s press conference in the video above.
“Gali is an important part of the team’s heart,” Dano said. It hurts to lose him for a few weeks. We lost “Tof” [Toffoli] And we managed to improve the level of the game, and then we saw the team culture. “Gali” is an important player, but we have good players to make up for his loss. “
Secretary of Defense Joel Edmundson said: “Brendan is in his own form. He is a good guy in the locker room. He goes to difficult places and he fires. I don’t believe there is a player. Can replace him. We will miss him. I hope to recover soon.”
Dominique Ducharme is often referred to as the spark plug, and everything he brings to the team will make Gallagher miss it even more without having to end up in the scoring table.
“The energy he brings is something within him. Ducharm explained that it depends on his nature and his playing style. You can replace the player for production. But energy, you can’t get it from another person. This is part of his DNA. We will do our part as a group. It is intangible and difficult to replace.”
Ducham was again asked when he might be away, and he provided important clarifications.
“Brendan has not yet seen our doctor. As far as I know, they need some time to observe the swelling [au pouce droit]. You think he doesn’t need surgery, but you never know. “
For Wednesday’s debut on the right of Dano and Tatar, Kotkaniemi will appear in most of the first two rows of the Maple Leafs, namely Auston Ma with Zach Hyman and Mickey Mana Hughes or John Tavares and William Nylander (William Nylander) with Alex Galchenyuk.
Dano said: “We are good at using “Gali” and “Tate” little things. Before the game, we will talk to KK. I am not worried. KK will do it, we will talk to each other. You have to be responsible. In Wing He will think less and take less responsibility.”
Press conference by Phillip Danault
Joel Edmundson Press Conference