Patience is usually the key to player development. For Cayden Primeau, this may be more true. In front of him, Carey Price and Jake Allen have two excellent goalkeepers.
Watch the Cayden Primeau press conference in the main video.
Allen purchased from St. Louis Blues on September 2 and signed a two-year renewal contract worth US$5.75 million (average US$2.875 million). Then he Even prevented his new team’s first puck. In theory, Allen will stay in Montreal until the end of 2022-2023.
But we write in a theoretical way, because the Seattle Sea Monsters are likely to claim Allen in the next expansion draft on July 21.
If we keep the status quo and Kraken’s direction is different from CH’s Allen, Primeau can continue his Laval Rocket development for two seasons.
Since the start of the season, Primeau has never shown a dissatisfied young goalkeeper attitude. Keith’s son played hockey with the Rockets, and his 11-3-0 record of 2.07 GPA and .911 storage proved this. He also signed two shutdown agreements.
“His attitude is very professional,” Ducharme said. Cayden is a highly qualified caretaker and a highly qualified person. He appears on stage every day, and he focuses on his own progress. As a young player, it makes no sense to make too many predictions. You will not start to wonder when you have a chance to settle down. You must not deviate from your plan. He has his own plan, he wants to improve, and he knows his strengths and weaknesses. He just focuses on the things he can control. ”
In the short term, Primeau will soon get an opportunity. With Price’s shock and two two-night streaks against the Calgary Flames, Primeau will obviously get one of two starts.
When he was killed in Calgary, Primeau will play an NHL game for the first time since December 11, 2019. That night, he defeated the Senator with a 3-2 overtime victory and blocked 35 shots. He is CH’s second game.
“The rhythm of the game is the biggest difference,” Primeau said. I remember last year. This is a higher rhythm. When you upgrade, it is always faster. But I feel good in training.I will prepare
“I think the two games last year helped me,” he continued. I am familiar with it, and I may not be so nervous. I am very happy to be here. When someone tells me it’s my turn, I jump into action. “
In Laval last year, Primeau worked several times with Sean Burke, who was then a professional recruiter and consultant. Since Stéphane Waite was fired, Burke has inherited the title of goalkeeper director.