Maxwell is an interesting player. He was supposed to be an intelligent, skilled player. But really he never wins any battles and in effect never has possession of the puck ever. Until then his skill is useless.
Not hating, cuz god knows AK and Pouliot get worse every game, but I remember Maxwell being promising, but that time was last year. This season, he hasn't hit Pyatt or White heights. Shouldn't White be the one in his spot, given the season he's having (granted, he's still developping - Maxwell that is)? I guess it's cuz of the call-up rule (we called Maxwell up before so we have to go with him?). He didn't play much today, but in the reg. season I remember being disappointed by him after showing a lot of potential before. Hopefully it's just a road bump. Metro has not been the same since the injury. I feel like it wasn't necessarily a healthy scratch, rather a bit of both.
I thought Pouliot had a good game yesterday, hope he can build off that.
No seriously,we know hes not nhl ready but he kinda looks scared and pitiful
Except that at the time of the draft both Maxwell and White were rated higher than Lucic on everybody's list. Maxwell and White were even ranked first round on a couple of ranking. Lucic was late second round/third round.
I was high on Maxwell in the past but is play is very underwhelming now, need at least 2 more years in Hamilton. If we're lucky White could be serviceable as a crash and bang winger on the second line
It's quite simple why he played. He played quite a few games this season with the Canadiens, but not enough to get his name sketched onto the Stanley Cup when we win it in a few weeks, so letting him play 1-game assures that he will get his name on the Cup.