Canadiens Center Dvorak’s Place on Roster Safe for Now

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Of course, it was only one play. Overall, Dvorak’s admittedly been fairly underwhelming in his debut Habs season. 

In the interest of fairness though, the 20 points (nine goals) he’s scored in 41 games are in line with his career average up to this point.

It’s just that, after he scored 31 points in 56 games with the Arizona Coyotes in what was a modest career season for him in 2020-21, 

Some may even say Dvorak wasn’t meant to substitute Kotkaniemi down the middle at all. Of course, there’s a logical cause-and-effect connection at work when, 

Nevertheless, there was a school of thought that Dvorak was brought in to replace Phillip Danault, as the team’s resident shutdown specialist,

The comparison partly stems from reports Danault had rejected a potential six-year, $30 million extension offer from the Canadiens. 

He ended up signing with the Kings for an average of $5.5 million per season, so, as much as the Canadiens miss Danault’s veteran leadership down the middle and defensive awareness, 

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