St-Louis now has the opportunity to dress the NHL's most imposing and toughest trio

Published August 15, 2022 at 6:15 PM

For the past few years, the Montreal Canadiens have been known in the NHL as a physically weak team (at least on offense).

As soon as they arrived in Montreal, Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton made a few additions to remedy the situation, and the CH could end up with one of the most monstrous trios in the National Hockey League next year, thanks to two new acquisitions.

As reported by our colleagues at, no one is talking about it, but it could be possible for Martin St. Louis to field the following top-6:

Jonathan Drouin - Nick Suzuki - Cole Caufield

Juraj Slafkovsky - Kirby Dach - Josh Anderson

Drouin could also be replaced by Mike Hoffman or Evgeny Dadonov, but pay attention to the second trio.

For years, the top-6 has (almost always) been made up of less physically imposing players, like Paul Byron, Cole Caufield, Brendan Gallagher, David Desharnais (even Rem Pitlick last year) and that's not a bad thing at all, but this year, that could change.

Martin St-Louis will have the opportunity to assemble one of the NHL's most imposing trios if he wants to, thanks to new acquisition Kirby Dach.

Everyone is talking about Slaf with Caufield and Suzuki, and we'd love to see that as well, but a Slafkovsky-Dach-Anderson trio could also be an enticing option.

At six-foot-three, Anderson would be the smallest part of that trio, and that's no small thing.

Imagine the check-down! And it's not like they're bad offensive players, quite the opposite. Do you like the idea?

6 feet 4 inches (218 pounds) at left wing
6 feet 4 inches (200 pounds) at center
6 feet 3 inches (227 pounds) at right wing

August 15   |   486 answers
St-Louis now has the opportunity to dress the NHL's most imposing and toughest trio

Would you like to see a Slafkovsky-Dach-Anderson trio?

Absolutely 💪🏽38278.6 %
No, I want to see Slaffy with Suzuki and Caufield10421.4 %
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