Justin Barron has ‘all the tools to be a great player in the NHL’

The sequence of the Montreal Canadiens on the blue line is interesting. The names of Jordan Harris, Kaiden Guhle (who was just named WHL Playoff MVP) and Justin Barron often come up when the team’s future as a defenseman is discussed.

The latter, acquired by the Avalanche in the Artturi Lehkonen trade, has received much praise from members of his former organization since leaving Colorado. Even Sidney Crosby believed the Avalanche made a mistake in parting ways with Barron!

And yesterday it was Jérôme Mésonéro’s turn on the 91.9 Sports airwaves to praise the youngster.

The Quebec native has been an amateur scout in Colorado for eight years after holding a few jobs in the QMJHL and only having good words for Barron.

In his opinion, the defender has “all the makings of being a great player in the NHL” and wasn’t worried about the youngster’s future. This isn’t the first to repeat these types of comments, let’s put it this way.

Good comments about Justin Barron are pouring in from everywhere, and that’s what makes Hope so intriguing. Still, he has to prove himself in the team’s next training camp after playing his first games in a Habs shirt in 2021-2022.

We can expect him to start next season in Montreal, but we shouldn’t necessarily think he’ll be outstanding right from the start. Barron is very young (he turns 21 on November 15) and will use next season to perfect his game.

At least that’s Martin St-Louis’ plan. The next campaign should not win the Stanley Cup, but look after the young people of the team and support them in their respective development.

That being said, before we properly assess him, let’s see what Justin Barron is capable of. If we believe a lot of people’s comments about ringing him in Colorado, chances are he’ll become an excellent hockey player.


– Chicago advances to the Calder Cup Finals.

– Will he play?

– I want the Avalanche to win for MacKinnon.

– That’s the question of the day in NY.

– Good match.

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