Troubling publication about the Montreal Canadiens, and it raises many questions

Published December 11, 2023 at 5:22 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

When we look at the Canadiens' record, we must be honest and admit that we didn't expect much more. However, the performance of the forwards is concerning, especially for the team's stars.

Indeed, the focus is not just on winning today but on progressing. However, this is not reflected in the statistics, neither for the stars nor for anyone.

Yes, there are injuries and thus a context, and bad luck also plays a role, but if the trend continues, over 82 games:

Suzuki: 23 goals - 64 points
Caufield: 20 goals - 58 points
Matheson: 14 goals - 55 points
Monahan: 23 goals - 46 points
Gallagher: 14 goals - 30 points


- Anthony Martineau

If Suzuki doesn't surpass his mark of 66 points, and if Cole Caufield doesn't significantly exceed 20 goals, it will be considered a failure. Already, these two totals are quite low for leaders of a team, and if the fifth scorer is Brendan Gallagher with 30 points, things are not looking good!

At least, the positive side is the performance of the goalies, who are the main reason for the team's success. They have rarely been bad and have often played crucial roles in the victories.

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Troubling publication about the Montreal Canadiens, and it raises many questions

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