According to one team Samuel Montembeault is the Canadiens39 worst

According to one team, Samuel Montembeault is the Canadiens' worst goaltender

Do you want to laugh a little this morning?

In his column today at BPM Sports, Renaud Lavoie discussed several topics, including Canadian goaltenders. And at some point he got a good result.

Through a conversation with a member of an organization other than the Canadian (he refuses to name the team… and you'll understand why), he understood that the advanced statistics department of the team in question considers Samuel Montembeault to be the worst goalkeeper the Canadians.

Let's assume that everyone involved in the column was outraged… and with good reason.

Please note: This does not mean that the club in question considers Montembeault to be the worst goalkeeper. But that means Monty is the worst of the three according to the club's statistics department.

The reporter told his interviewer not to repeat that to anyone because it sounded crazy.

He also asked what the CH's advanced statistics said in this regard … and the logic is respected: the Canadian's advanced statistics put the Quebecer first.

I have three things to say about this.

The first is that we can clearly see how different advanced stats can be from one team to another. But such a gap is still pretty… fascinating.

The second? There is nothing better than an eye test. Ultimately, advanced statistics should be a tool to help you make decisions, but they can't take up all the space.

Otherwise, a club might let Jake Allen believe he's better than Samuel Montembeault. The club in question would spend two minutes in the middle game watching him play…

And that brings us to the third point.

If a club believes Allen has good advanced stats and their GM chooses him with that in mind and the fact that Allen is a good leader, that could very well open the door to a veteran trade by Friday. And that even if I don't hold my breath.


– William Trudeau is sick.

– The boys love Montreal.

– Mike Trout played against Shohei Ohtani yesterday.

– Claude Giroux is tired of losing.

– 14 coaches have lost their jobs in less than a year.