With the comeback of Max Pacioretty and the arrival of Alexander Semin, Canadian is to have two good offensive units. But if the trend training camp continues, Michel Therrien will turn to three lines that could make waves reach a rival area.
With two preseason games left, David Desharnais (1-3), Dale Weise (2-1) and Tomas Fleischmann (1-2) dominate the column markers of the team and give the impression to get along on ice.
The three players have made their presence felt Monday night at Videotron Center, even if they have registered one goal and two nights earlier in Toronto, they had contributed to the only goal of the match. They were also distinguished during the 4-3 loss against the Washington Capitals last Thursday at the Bell Centre by orchestrating two goals.
Weise no secret that he appreciates evolve with the small center Canadiens player. The 27-year right winger has also recalled that both players had experienced beautiful moments together one year ago.
“We had an instant chemistry when we played together last year. It’s very easy to play with him. He has so much talent, it is always posted there working hard and always looking to pass the puck and complete games, said Weise.
“I’m a bit like him and we are on the same wavelength. We are good friends off the ice, and I think it breeds on ice. I’d like to spend the whole season with him, and if ever it does, it will mean that we will have been successful. ”
Head coach Michel Therrien is not surprised that Weise is comfortable with Desharnais.
“Many players like to play with David, for he is good in possession of puck and he always wants to feed his teammates. It has many qualities and he’s a guy that competes hard. I have great respect for his work ethic. Players love to play with David.
“Dale is a guy who is solid defensively, also analyzed Therrien. I like the explosive side of his skating to put pressure on the opposing team. It can distribute good hits. To be successful, he must keep his simple game. So far, it’s correct. ”