Montreal Canadiens: Three Reasons We Are Sad to See 2021-22 Season End

Apr 29, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 5, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki (14) and Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 5, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki (14) and Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /

Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki just kept getting better

The biggest reason Habs fans would be sad to see the 2021-22 season end is because we can not watch Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki work their magic together for another few months.

The dynamic duo played well together in the 2021 postseason, but struggled out of the gate this season. A midseason coaching change seemed to be the spark Caufield needed and the pair took off over the second half of the season.

The 21 year old Caufield had just one goal in 30 games before Martin St. Louis stepped behind the bench. He finished the season with 22 goals and 35 points in his last 37 games. It was incredibly fun watching the young scorer blossom before our eyes in the final three months of the season.

He was playing on a line with Suzuki every night and the 22 year old centre was providing just as much offensively. Though his start to the season was better than Caufield, his 27 points in 45 games to begin the season was far below what was expected of him this season after signing a monster contract extension that kicks in next season.

Like Caufield, Suzuki finished the season on fire, scoring 12 goals and 34 points in his last 37 games with St. Louis guiding the ship.

Even though we knew months ago the Canadiens were not making the playoffs, it was a treat to watch Suzuki and Caufield in action together as they both really broke out offensively in the second half.

It is shame we have to wait until October to see it happen again.

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