When Marc Bergevin traded away two second-round picks for Andrew Shaw, back in June 2016, most of the Canadiens' fans were happy to know Shawzy was coming to Montreal, and did not really care about those two draft picks.
However, with the recent performances of the young Samuel Girard and Alex DeBrincat, who were drafted with the picks mentioned above, it is fair to believe this transaction may be a disaster after all.
As a matter of fact, DeBrincat scored his first career NHL goal against the Habs, on Tuesday night. And that's not all: he told The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun that his role model was Brendan Gallagher. Here's what LeBrun said about that today:
"DeBrincat's role model is Brendan Gallagher. He told me he wants to be able to pay the price and play as well as him."
Isn't it a bit ironic?
The 19-year-old forward had an outstanding season last year, with the Erie Otters. In 63 games, DeBrincat scored a mind-boggling 65 goals and 127 points. It was his third campaign of 100+ points for a total of 332 points in just 191 career OHL games. He already has three points in just five games in the NHL.