Mike Hoffman would not be unanimous and a proposal was put forward

Published April 4, 2022 at 12:14

When Marc Bergevin made a deal with forward Mike Hoffman last summer, many Canadiens fans were happy to welcome a natural scorer to their favorite team.

Hoffman agreed to a three-year, $13.5 million contract and had a great season with the St. Louis Blues last year, scoring 36 points, including 17 goals in 52 games.

But this year, Hoffman is not having a season that lives up to expectations. As Cimon Asselin of Habsolumentfan.com mentions, he hasn't always had a reputation for being the hardest working player in the NHL and the Habs knew what to expect when they signed him.

His season is a roller coaster, as much as he can be dominant on offense at times, he can fade away afterwards for many games. In fact, he has not scored in his last 13 games.

With such a performance, the Habs' forward is not unanimous among the team's fans and also among the journalists. Among them, we find a certain Mathias Brunet.

During his appearance on 91.9 Sports last Friday, the journalist from La Presse mentioned that he was fed up with Mike Hoffman and that Martin St-Louis should give more ice time to a young forward of the team.

"I'd like to see Ylonen given more minutes and Hoffman taken away." - Mathias Brunet

Do you like this proposal?

Jesse Ylonen, by the way, has three points in four games since his recall and scored his team's tying goal early in the third period in Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

Do you agree with Brunet's comments?

Since Hoffman was acquired by the team's former management, it will be interesting to see what Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton intend to do with the forward, who will have two more years left on his contract at $4.5 million per year.

April 4   |   199 answers
Mike Hoffman would not be unanimous and a proposal was put forward

Would you give Jesse Ylonen more ice time over Mike Hoffman?

Yes13969.8 %
No6030.2 %
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