OFFICIAL: St-Louis reveals his final lines to start the season, and there's a surprise on the first line

Published October 9, 2023 at 11:39
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In the last few moments, the Montreal Canadiens have officially revealed Martin St-Louis's starting lines for the 2023 season.

Finally.

Here are the combinations:

Caufield-Suzuki-Anderson


Newhook-Dach-Slaf

Pearson-Monahan-Gallagher

Harevey-Pinard-Evans-Ylonen

Matheson-Savard

Guhle-Kovacevic

Harris-Xhekaj

Barron as the rotating (7th)

This means that, to everyone's surprise, it's Josh Anderson who will start on the 1st line, alongside Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield. (even though it never really worked out)

It won't be Sean Monahan, Kirby Dach, or Alex Newhook.

As for Rafaël Harvey-Pinard, he'll still need to prove himself and will start on the 4th line, with Jake Evans and Jesse Ylonen.

On defense, Justin Barron is indeed the seventh defenseman.

Details to follow.

What are your thoughts on these initial official lines?



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October 9   |   253 answers
OFFICIAL: St-Louis reveals his final lines to start the season, and there's a surprise on the first line

Which one would you have liked to see on the first line?

Anderson8031.6 %
RHP4718.6 %
Monahan5019.8 %
Newhook or Dach or Other7630 %
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