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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Josh Anderson's resolution is to completely forget about October and November of 2023. They were two of the worst months we have seen from a player as he was almost comically snake bitten and couldn't buy a goal. He finally got hot in December and needes to roll into 2024 with that, and only that, section of games on his mind.

Joel Armia's resolution is to find some level of consistency for the first time in his career. It doesn't even have to be a really good level, we would just take never scoring but always being great defensively. Just stop teasing us with the odd flash of offense that makes us think you can score 20 goals and get rid of the odd time you try to do too much stickhandling in your own zone and turn the puck over. Never anything offensively and always great defensively would be great. We would take that as Habs fans.

Cole Caufield's resolution is to remember that he is actually an elite goal scorer. We hoped he would score 40 goals this season but he spent most of the year on pace for about 20. He needs to find that goal scoring abillty again.

Brendan Gallagher's resolution is to somehow find more games wher he dials the clock back a few years. He seems to have two gears left in him. One gear is a feistry, scrappy winger who can keep up and plays well defensively while getting to the front of the net to create havoc. The other gear is too slow for the league and makes him a liability on the ice. We have seen him dial the clock back a handful of times this season and he needs to be able to do that more frequently in 2024.

Jesse Ylonen's resolution is to steal Jake Evans jersey so Martin St. Louis will play him more. Ylonen does everything right on the fourth line, but can't put up many numbers with Mitchell Stephens and Michael Pezzetta on his line. No offense to those guys, but Ylonen has the shot and head for the game to be playing higher in the lineup and should be already.