Pierre McGuire not so hot on Lafreniere and NHL trade rumors

Former Hartford Whalers Asst. GM and TV color commentator, Pierre McGuire was on WFAN radio to talk hockey. They talked about hockey in NY and he touched on the Islanders as well.

Pierre McGuire not overly impressed with Alexis Lafreniere

When he was asked for his take on Alexis Lafreniere he said the following:

Is he a Connor McDavid? No. A Nathan MacKinnon? No. He’s not the kind of player who can take over games as a winger. But he’s a spectacular player and is going to be a huge part of the Rangers moving forward.”

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Rangers set to select Lafreniere (Getty Images)

Well thanks for nothing Pierre. In truth, Lafreniere has shown the ability to take over a game and a tournament if we’re being honest. His play for Canada at the World Juniors was evidence of that.

For fun, here’s highlights of Lafreniere at the WJC.

Here’s a clip of the full comments to be fair.

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