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Major Acquisition of Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens: A Comparison Surfaces for Juraj Slafkovsky, and Fans Love It

Published December 23, 2023 at 9:58
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

It's unclear what's been happening over the past month, but Juraj Slafkovsky has transformed into a different player. He's robust, winning his one-on-one battles, creating space for Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield, feeding them, driving to the net, scoring – basically excelling in every aspect.

And it's starting to show on the scoresheet. Slaf has earned four points in the last two games, and nothing seems to be able to stop him.

Another player with a similar progression is Los Angeles Kings forward Quinton Byfield. Both have the size and skills to become power forwards, demonstrating it in every game.

"Through their first 71 NHL games:


Juraj Slafkovsky: 7G, 13A, 20P

Quinton Byfield: 7A, 13A, 20P

Both of them are going to be incredible power forwards for the next decade for their respective teams."

This is a significant statement, considering Byfield is becoming a star player in the NHL, and Slafkovsky is emerging as a formidable top-6 member. He's undoubtedly part of the opposing team's game plan, and he's responding brilliantly.

After some doubts, we're finally seeing his full potential, and if he continues to develop this way, the Canadiens will have quite a player for a very long time.

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Major Acquisition of Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens: A Comparison Surfaces for Juraj Slafkovsky, and Fans Love It

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