Does Drouin on the Wing of Suzuki and Caufield Make Sense?

Published August 28, 2021 at 8:49

The Suzuki-Caufield and Kotkaniemi-Anderson duos are likely to gel in the playoffs.

Against the Leafs, Jets, Knights, and Bolts, Mike Hoffman and Jonathan Drouin did not play with the Canadiens.

Whatever you think of Drouin's offensive game, keep in mind that he led the team in scoring in the 2020 playoffs. He got seven points in ten games against the Penguins and Flyers. In his case, it's a great production.

Nick Suzuki, his trio partner, had completed the same offensive production by forming an excellent chemistry. Since then, the center has put on quite a show with Cole Caufield in the Habs longest series in 28 years.

Considering Drouin is ready for a return to action, moving him to the two kids would be intriguing. Caufield is a great shooter, and Suzuki is a great passer. Drouin, a great playmaker, would complete this exciting three.

There's no guarantee the three will be on the ice together for the season opener. But it's safe to say Ducharme had this combo in mind during his period of introspection. Drouin is one of his former QMJHL players and knows their chemistry well.

Moving Mike Hoffman to Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Josh Anderson could also make sense. In the shadow of Suzuki and Caufield, KK and Anderson had some nice playoff moments, and adding a shooter like Hoffman would be highly relevant.
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