There was little action on the waiver wire on Tuesday, however, it sure seems like this could be exciting action. The Montreal Canadiens placed 23-year-old forward Jacob De la Rose on waivers earlier today.
It is quite the roller-coaster ride for the young player, suffered a cardiac episode, otherwise known as a heart attack, immediately following a preseason game against the Ottawa Senators late last month.
While De la Rose has yet to play a game since suffering the episode, he had joined the team for practices lately after being cleared by the team's medical staff. He collected eight goals and 19 points in 119 games and managed to play a career high 55 games with the Habs in 2017-18.
The ride might be coming to an end with the Canadiens now that he has hit the waiver wire, however the Montreal webpage Dans Les Coulisses reports that he might already know where he is heading. Some people that before noon tomorrow, the young forever will be claimed by the Nashville Predators.
According to Dans Les Coulisses, De La Rose can count on his close friend Filip Forsberg to sale his talents to Preds general manager David Poile, who could pull the trigger and claim him off waivers. Forsberg and De La Rose have been training together all summer long, and the winger in Nashville could have all the arguments he needs to convince his GM to claim his close friend.
However, the kid might have his hopes up for nothing. The Predators are lucky to be able to count on great depth down the middle, with Ryan Johansen, Kyle Turris, Nick Bonino and Colton Sissons already in place to provide an offensive boost at centre. It seems almost impossible for Poile to see room for him, or for De La Rose himself to compete with these players...
Looking at the position where Poile is, despite the fact that we are sure he would like to please his player Forsberg, he does not seem able to make room for a player like De La Rose.
After all, while some insiders may believe he could land in Nashville, the clear destination seems in Laval, where he will join the Canadiens' farm club, the Rocket in the American Hockey League...