A TSN analyst makes some questionable comments about Nick Suzuki

Published September 9, 2021 at 6:13 PM

Nick Suzuki is unequivocally the Montreal Canadiens' first center for years to come. This incredibly talented young man consistently wows the gallery, despite his young age of 22, whether it's in the offensive or defensive zone.

Suzuki is far ahead of his time in his development, he is already an excellent, well established and very complete young center. Imagine, he hasn't even reached his full potential.

However, TSN analyst Gord Miller recently responded to a question about Nick Suzuki's abilities and whether he was ready to be the Montreal Canadiens' first undrafted center. He made a questionable statement about Nick Suzuki's development. I don't think he's thinking clearly.

As a Quebecer, I would say "what is he talking about"? Suzuki already excels in all three zones on the ice. He's good offensively, and he's also very good at stealing and retrieving pucks. Also, Miller said that Suzuki is not a very big player, which is not entirely true... At 5 feet 11 inches tall, Suzuki weighs about 208 pounds, which is very massive for a player of his size.

The only aspect I have to agree with Miller on is the face-off aspect. Suzuki had a percentage of about 44% in the faceoff circle last year. You could say that there is definitely room for improvement there, but you don't see any red flags.

Do you agree with Gord Miller's comments?

Suzuki will be entering his third NHL season in 2021-2022 and has 82 points in 127 games so far.
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