The Montreal Canadiens had a great start to the season but hit a bit over a roadblock over the last two weeks. 

However they ended their run with a nice win against the Toronto Maple Leafs before having the week off and some time to prepare for Saturday's rematch against Toronto. 

It'll give everybody time to regroup and hopefully come out full of energy and creativity on Saturday. 

One player who's not only had an up and down season but career is youngster Jesperi Kotkaniemi. 

Kotkaniemi looked great during his rookie season considering he was the youngest player in the NHL at the time, however he took a bit of step back during his second season before bouncing back big time and showing up strong at the NHL bubble playoffs. 

This year Kotkaniemi has sometimes looked like the team's best forward however has struggled at times as well. 

Hockey Hall of Famer and now analyst Guy Carbonneau believes there's one reason for KK's inconsistency. 

While appearing on TSN690, Carbo mentioned he feels that Kotkaniemi has put on too much muscle and it's changed the style of his game. The former Habs' player and coach mentions he'd like to see the Canadiens try more at developing KK's offensive game because the team didn't blow a 3rd overall pick to develop a guy being good away from the puck. 

Carbo does admit that age has something to do with it as KK remains one of the youngest players in the league but now at playing his third season it's not hard to find players can do well at his age. 

What do you think of Carbo's comments?


Source: Guy Carbonneau