It’s no longer a secret: Kaiden Guhle is one of André Tourigny’s favorite players. A few weeks ago, the hockey man had compared the young jewel of the Habs to Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Colton Parayko – a few days after having applauded the selection of Sainte-Flanelle.
Here is that the head coach of the 67’s repeated in an interview with Mathias Brunet.
Tourigny was very, very clear: Guhle is not only good, he is the model of a player who will help you achieve collective success. Within a defensive brigade, diversity is important. Guhle is essential.
“If you want to win, you need a Kaiden Guhle. “
It’s the rare combination of physical play and mobility that threatens to scare opposing teams on the ice. He can hit you with the power of a train … at the top speed of that locomotive.
“It’s hard to find one of that style which, moreover, is fast. A big guy who hits, who plays well defensively and who reads the game well, often it comes with reduced mobility. “
But not the hope of the Canadian. This is why he is so special, and why Tourigny loves him so much.
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– Mathias Brunet (@mathiasbrunet) November 16, 2020
Team Canada Junior head coach, who invited Guhle to his camp, again explained that the defenseman was on his list of players who could have been picks top-5 during any other vintage in the draft. It’s just that in 2020 the class was very special. Kaiden ended up quite low on his list, but not because of a lack of talent.
“I said that anyone in those top 14 on my list could have been a top 5 in the draft in any other year. It was a special cuvée. “
When everything is set in stone, Guhle may be one of the two or three best defenders to come out of this draft, depending on the careers of Jake Sanderson and Jamie Drysdale.
Despite their great talent, it is Guhle who has the most unique combination. Will his game translate the same at the highest level? There is the question.
You should not get too carried away, but the choice of CH excites. And that promises for the future.
With Norlinder, Struble, Harris and Guhle in the bank, things are going well. Considering that Alexander Romanov will kick off his NHL career and that we don’t have to throw in the towel yet with Victor Mete, Cale Fleury and Josh Brook, the Canadian can be very satisfied with his harvest at the blue line.
If that does not work, we can at least say that the CH will have put all the chances on its side.