Strengths and Weaknesses of Montreal Canadiens' Top 5 Defensive Prospects

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Strengths and Weaknesses of Montreal Canadiens' Top 5 Defensive Prospects
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi.

The Montreal Canadiens’ blue line has sustained a lot of injuries this young season, but the team’s impressive amount of defensive prospects (many of whom are just plain impressive) are making the most of a bad situation.

Already, prospects like Jarred Tinordi and Nathan Beaulieu have gotten games in with the Habs, despite starting training camp as favourites to end up with the Hamilton Bulldogs in the American Hockey League. Meanwhile, another top prospect, Greg Pateryn, currently finds himself on the big-league roster waiting for his opportunity to dress and hopefully shine.

While the Habs have been scored on an average of just twice per game this season, they’re allowing nearly 32 shots against. So, obviously, there is room for improvement.

Taking into account their respective skill sets, size, current positions on the team’s depth chart and the realistic chances of them making it, here are the team’s top five defensive prospects as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

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