Montreal Canadiens: New Year's Resolutions For All Habs Players

Dec 28, 2023; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Montreal Canadiens
Dec 28, 2023; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Montreal Canadiens / James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
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Left Wingers

Rafael Harvey-Pinard's resolution is to rediscover some of his scoring touch. He was alsways a consistent offensive threat at the Junior and AHL level and scored 14 goals and 20 points in 34 NHL games last season. This season, before his injury anyway, he had zero goals and just four points in 13 games. He is a scrappy winger who can help this team but needs to find the scoresheet more often when he returns.

Alex Newhook's resolution is to pick up right where he left off before a significant injury. He will miss about three months of action after starting the season with seven goals and 13 points in 23 games. He cost the Canadiens a lot to acquire in the offseason and the 22 year old was proving to be well worth the investment of a late first round pick and an early second rounder as well.

Tanner Pearson's resolution is to get healthy and play again. He should be back at some point in January, but after missing 68 games last season it must be agonizing to be sidelined once again. Just get back on the ice.

Michael Pezzetta's resolution is to not miss when he gets wide open chances to score. No one works harder for a scoring opportunity, and he seems to have some bad luck this season at putting the puck intot he net when he does get a chance. No one is expecting 20 goals, but when a tap in chance is there, it should end up in the net.

Juraj Slafkovsky's resolution is to continue his upward trajectory. The kid is still 19 years old but is way better than when he was 18 years old. Just keep climbing the escalator and try new things as the season progresses.