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Big storm involving Nick Suzuki and the Canadiens

Published April 22, 2024 at 11:21 PM

The expression "a storm in a teacup" is completely true in this situation. Nick Suzuki is being unfairly criticized right now.

Indeed, the captain of the Canadiens declined Team Canada's invitation to the World Championship, and many people, like Michel Bergeron, have targeted him.

He is the captain of the Canadiens, not of Canada. Nick has played absolutely every game for the Habs since the start of his career. That's 5 years without missing a single game, playing over 20 minutes on average.

Here's a text that sums up well what I think, written by my colleague Keven Mawn:

"We now know why Nick Suzuki won't be going to the World Championship! Some well-deserved rest for the captain after a challenging season.

Before judging, let's remember that Suzuki hasn't missed a SINGLE game since the start of his career. And for several years, he's been playing extensively, averaging over 20 minutes per game. That's huge, considering he's used in all situations.

So yes, as a human being and a true warrior, some rest is necessary before preparing for the 2024-2025 season, which is set to be really important not only for himself but also for the Montreal Canadiens!"

Indeed, Suzuki and his partner are on a trip and she posted some photos. It's well deserved, and we can understand him taking some time off with her.

Nick never misses a game, he plays a lot, he participates in practices, he faces the media, he goes to the All-Star Game, and he has the pressure of being the captain of the biggest franchise in the league.

Can we just leave him alone when he decides to take a break? Thank you.

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Big storm involving Nick Suzuki and the Canadiens

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