OTPP: World Junior Recap, Peter Chiarelli Comments and Marc Bergevin Press Conference

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OTPP: World Junior Recap, Peter Chiarelli Comments and Marc Bergevin Press Conference

In this edition of On The Powerplay, we go through the World Juniors, giving our thoughts on who impressed and who didn’t in the tournament. Has Rasmus Dahlin secured his spot as the potential first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft? How good was Casey Mittelstadt in the tournament? What was the difference for Team Canada? What does the tournament mean for Ottawa Senators prospect Drake Batherson? Did Canada deserve to have more players on the tournament all-star team? How valuable was Carter Hart in the tournament? Where are Brady Tkachuk, Evgeni Svechnikov, and Filip Zadina ranked after the tournament?

NHL free agent frenzy

We also look at Peter Chiarelli‘s recent comments to the media. Is he right to keep coach Todd McLellan? Who is to blame for the Edmonton Oilers struggles? What can be done to right the ship in Edmonton? Should Chiarelli be the general manager to make those changes?

The Montreal Canadiens are also struggling, and general manager Marc Bergevin had his own press conference. How were his comments received? How much blame does he take for the team’s current state? What is happening with Jonathan Drouin? Should the Habs trade Max Pacioretty? What can they expect in return? Who else should they move at the NHL trade deadline? Can they still make the playoffs?

All this and more, as we go On The Power Play.

BUFFALO, NY – JUNE 25: (l-r) Marc Bergevin and Trevor Timmins of the Montreal Canadians attend the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)