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Suzuki just confirmed a big rumor about Slafkovsky and it's a home run

Published April 7, 2024 at 5:33 PM
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In an interview last night at the Bell Centre, the captain of the Montreal Canadiens, Nick Suzuki, confirmed a big rumor involving Juraj Slafkovsky.

It changed absolutely everything!

At the beginning of the season, there were rumors that the captain really wanted to take Slafkovsky under his wing that he wanted him on his line, and that he wanted to help him unlock his potential.

Suzuki just confirmed it all.


Nick Suzuki asked Martin St-Louis to play with Juraj Slafkovsky, to help him!



Kevin Bieksa, a former NHL player who is now an analyst at Sportsnet, just made this statement.

"Juraj started the season with 2 assists in his first 15 games. He wasn't playing good hockey.. Nick Suzuki, being the leader that he is, went into Coach Marty's office and said: 'Put him on my line. I will help him learn to play the right way on both sides of the ice. Kevin Bieksa'"

And we know the rest. It turned out to be a real home run!

Here's Suzuki's confirmation:

"I see a lot of things in Slaf's game. I thought he would fit well [on my line]. Since we've been playing together, he really rose to the challenge of playing against top players and playing with me and Cole and we've had a lot of chemistry and success lately."

- Nick Suzuki on Sportsnet




A superb gesture from the captain of the CH, which probably taught a big lesson to several center players in the National Hockey League who have young players struggling in their lineup.

Suzuki, 24 years old, has accumulated 74 points in 76 games this season, for a pace of 80 points per season (33 goals).

Slafkovsky, 20 years old, has accumulated 45 points in 76 games this season, for a pace of 50 points per season (16 goals). He especially accumulated 30 points in his last 34 games, which is truly impressive.

C'EST SUZUKI QUI A DEMANDÉ À MARTIN ST-LOUIS DE METTRE SLAFKOVSKY SUR SON TRIO et Nick Suzuki a posé un geste majeur et ça a tout changé pour Slafkovsky
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