The Montreal Canadiens turned some heads during the playoffs and the most important thing was that two of the teams top prospects showed up and showed up big.
Both Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi looked like the Habs' two best forwards during the playoffs and the Habs' future definitely looks great.
Another big part of the Habs' future is winger Cole Caufield and he loved absolutely everything he saw from the duo during the playoffs.
Caufield even compared Suzuki to Patrice Bergeron.
“I think it’s just how poised he is,” Caufield said of Suzuki. “You never see him rushing the game, he makes plays so calmly. He’s just so fun to watch because he can play with anybody and he can play in all situations too. If you see him out there in key situations, taking faceoffs and stuff, he’s a full 200-foot player. Just watching him in the D zone, he’s kind of just like Patrice Bergeron, in a way. He plays that full 200-foot game, but he’s not just defensive. He’s electric and he does stuff that most people can’t."
He was happy to see KK prove the doubters wrong after his slow start to the season.
“And Kotkaniemi, to see him kind of take off and use his skating to his advantage; I know people expected more out of him at the start of last year and when he got sent down, but just watching him I think that’s the player that everybody expected him to be. It was really fun to watch.”
Watching the these three for many years to come is going to be very exciting for Habs' fans.