Nick Suzuki already seems ready to serve as the locomotive of the Habs attack.
Share August 23, 2020 3:37 p.m. Updated at 9:40 p.m. Share The surprises and disappointments of the playoffs at the Canadian Alexis Bélanger-Champagne The Canadian Press The general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, Marc Bergevin, said during his end-of-season review that the 10 games played by his squad in the NHL Stimulus Tournament will help him make decisions during the offseason.
Some took advantage of this adventure to confirm their potential or bounce back from difficult times in the regular season. Others have instead demonstrated that maybe they shouldn't be part of the team's long-term plans.
Here are five players whose perceptions may have changed during the Canadiens' journey into the playoffs.
Nick Suzuki rose through many ranks during his first season in professional hockey. He carved out a job with the Canadiens during camp last September, then finished the playoffs as the team's top forward. We knew that Suzuki had a bright future, but he already seems ready to serve as the locomotive of the Habs attack.
The 21-year-old Ontarian had four goals and three assists and delivered the goods in important moments, much like his last season at the junior level, when he was the OHL playoff champion and helped his team to win the championship.
Also reliable in its territory, Suzuki could therefore be the No. 1 center of the Canadian from the start of the next campaign, or at least share the main responsibilities with Phillip Danault.
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