On the eve of the 2013-2014 season, the CEO showed up in the Foreurs locker room and told the players that if the team wanted to go for the big shot this season, it was up to them force the hand so that it acquires big names during the period of transactions.
The players seemed to have understood the message because they are experiencing a surprising season so far with a record of 16 wins and 11 defeats in 27 games.
Several panellists did not see them as high in the overall standings. At the time of writing, the Valdorian club occupied the seventh echelon with a crop of 32 points in 27 games and a return of 0.593.
Mario Durocher’s men stood up to the top teams in the circuit except for the Halifax Mooseheads, who were defeated by the 4-2 mark at the beginning of November.
Who will come to Val-d’Or?
The staff knows that the Foreurs will not go far in the playoffs with the club’s number one goalkeeper, François Tremblay. Since joining Vert et Or after being selected in the first round in 2010, the Baie-Comeau native has never met expectations. Rouleau will likely try to trade it, but he is not the most targeted player when he talks to his counterparts. As a result, the DG will also have to give a draft pick or a promising player in his ranks.
According to the Director General, the maritime division is full of good guards. It’s good, because the Foreurs will spend the next few days in the Maritimes and Rouleau will be part of the trip. Saint John’s Sea Dogs goalie, Sébastien Auger, may be of interest to the Foreurs. However, it is a goalkeeper who receives several shots during a match while the men of Durocher, they give little. How could Auger react by being less solicited during a meeting? This is a question that Rouleau must ask himself. Social networks also talk about goalkeeper Antoine Bibeau, who is wearing the colors of the Charlottetown Islanders.
One thing is certain, Roll will move during the holidays. During the last period of mid-season transactions, he made five exchanges in December and January.
Another attacker please
Anthony Mantha has 56 points in 25 games this season, but he can not do it alone. Despite the good work of Louick Marcotte, Samuel Henley, Nicolas Aubé-Kubel and Anthony Richard, the Valdorian attack would need a little boost. The offense has an average of 4.1 goals per encounter, but the arrival of another striker would be welcome.