Surprise: The Canadiens about to have a new 1st line center and a new center for Cole Caufield?

Published October 20, 2023 at 6:39 PM
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There's big news currently circulating within the Montreal Canadiens that's going unnoticed.

It couldn't be confirmed this morning because Martin St-Louis didn't want to reveal his lines, but here's what Martin McGuire said on 98.5 FM.

There were major changes in the CH's line combinations.

In particular, the nearly set-in-stone duo of Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki would have been separated.


Here are the new lines mentioned by McGuire:

Caufield – Monahan – Anderson

Harvey-Pinard – Suzuki – Gallagher

Pearson – Newhook – Slafkovsky

Pezzetta – Evans – Ylonen

Is this because of Nick Suzuki's poor start to the season? Will it be confirmed tomorrow against the Washington Capitals? A story to follow.

Monahan has a strong history as a number one center, especially during his time with the Calgary Flames alongside Johnny Gaudreau.


Credit : Marqueur.com
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October 20   |   275 answers
Surprise: The Canadiens about to have a new 1st line center and a new center for Cole Caufield?

Which one would you place as the 1st center for now?

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