Five X-Factors For The 2024-25 Montreal Canadiens

Kirby Dach and Kaiden Guhle would be the two honourable mentions; as they are on the cusp of being as impactful as the five players mentioned. But leaving them off the list, speaks to the make up of the Habs roster.
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Final Thoughts

Lane Hutson
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There are plenty of other players who could join the Canadiens next year and make a big impact. From Lane Hutson to Joshua Roy, Logan Mailloux and perhaps whoever the Habs draft or trade for. But the five X Factors will have the largest roles, in carrying, supporting and mentoring this team to the next level.

With Martin St. Louis, Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton building, teaching and enforcing the mentality and culture off the ice, the X Factors will be doing their earnest to solidify the practices on the ice.