Montreal Canadiens: Three Players Poised To Be Far Better Post All-Star Break

Jan 17, 2024; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield
Jan 17, 2024; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield / Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
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Cole Caufield

Cole Caufield did not have as tough a start to the season as Juraj Slafkovsky and he definitely did not have the same cold spell as Josh Anderson, but he also didn't have the first half of the season we all thought he could.

Caufield has been a great goal scorer at every level he ever played at, but had a stretch this season where he put up just four goals in 27 games. He was off to such a great start with four goals and nine points in his first seven games, but then came his slow stretch of play.

Thankfully, the 23 year old winger has found his game once again. He finished the first half of play on an incredible hot streak and will look to propel that into a fantastic second half. In his last nine games, Caufield has scored six goals and 12 points.

That brought his first half numbers up to a very respectable 17 goals and 39 points in 49 games played. However, they could have been much better if not for that period of time where he didn't score goals, which is very unlike the skilled winger. Don't expect a repeat of that in the second half, as Caufield is sure to continue scoring plenty over the final 33 games of the season.

With few other options, the Canadiens need to rely heavily on the line of Slafkovky, Nick Suzuki and Caufield to score every night. Expect them to do so.

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