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A decision by Martin St-Louis is not unanimous and is the subject of much discussion today

Published November 6, 2022 at 11:55
BY JEFF DROUIN

Last night, the Montreal Canadiens faced the Vegas Golden Knights, live from the Bell Centre, and we were treated to a solid show, despite the Habs' loss.

It was a very close game, and that's why Martin St-Louis went for broke at the end of the game, and pulled goalie Jake Allen in favor of a sixth skater.

A good idea.

However, it's the choice of players that is the subject of much discussion this morning. Many fans consider that guys like Mike Hoffman and Jonathan Drouin, who are not performing well, did not deserve this promotion (especially Hoffman).


The Habs were counting on David Savard, Brendan Gallagher, Jonathan Drouin, Juraj Slafkovsky, Jordan Harris and Mike Hoffman on the ice at the end of the game to try to create a tie.


Ouch. Honestly, we don't have that much of a problem with trying Drouin again, but Hoffman clearly didn't belong there.

How do you explain that? How do we explain him going from the press gallery, to this type of promotion and vote of confidence?

Fans and pundits alike see only one logical explanation: the Canadiens put Hoffman in the showcase and try to increase his trade value, but obviously it didn't work (again).

Remember that Hoffman is under contract until 2024 (at 4.5 million per season).

Do you think he still has a place in the lineup and in important situations?

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November 6   |   237 answers
A decision by Martin St-Louis is not unanimous and is the subject of much discussion today

Do you think Mike Hoffman still has a place in the lineup and in important situations?

Yes4117.3 %
No19682.7 %
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