Here is the Montreal Canadiens' potential new lineup!

Published August 8, 2021 at 10:06

According to informant Randy Timmins' findings via Alex Burrows, the Montreal Canadiens would already have an idea of the new lineup for next season. What we can observe is that the Habs will have a very young line of centers.

However, these are very intriguing combinations:

The first line of Tyler Toffoli, Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield is very interesting, as they could bring a lot of offense. Two potential 30-goal scorers, accompanied by a great playmaker like Suzuki, would make for a lot of fire.

The second pairing is probably the most surprising, led by young center Ryan Poehling. He would be accompanied by scorer Mike Hoffman and power forward Josh Anderson. We'd have a good mix in terms of player types. You could say that it would be a complete trio, led by Ryan Poehling, who would finally have a real chance to shine.

The Habs have the opportunity to showcase a third trio as productive as the second one offensively. It would be composed of Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Jonathan Drouin and Brendan Gallagher. A good mix of talent, youth and grit. These know each other very well and they could develop chemistry quickly. "KK" would have the chance to be surrounded by two good veterans, which might help him in his development.

The fourth unit would be composed of forwards Mathieu Perreault, Jake Evans and Joel Armia. Another mix of experience and youth, which could be used often by head coach Dominique Ducharme. Three very responsible players defensively, capable of bringing offense, I like it.

The CH has a lot of depth on offense, considering Cedric Paquette and Artturi Lehkonen would be left out. This can only be a good thing for the Habs, as they will have many options on offense.

Intriguing would be the word that comes to mind if I were to describe the Montreal Canadiens' lineup for the 2021-2022 season. The youngsters in the organization will obviously have a lot of responsibility offensively, which is extremely positive for their development.
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