We did not expect such a scenario. And that's good.
Three games at the Bell Centre, three games where the Canadiens players got the crowd going.
Nick Suzuki is leading the charge.< /p>
Cole Caufield holds all the spectators on the edge of their seats each time he is on the ice.
Brendan Gallagher has regained his characteristic ardor.
We get to know Sean Monahan better.
Juraj Slafkovsky scores a first goal and reveals some traits of his personality. Wonderful!
The young defenders do not suffer from any complexes, quite the contrary. So far, have they failed to take over as Mike Matheson and Joel Edmundson find themselves on the sidelines?
Jake Allen and Samuel Montembeault are living up to expectations.< /p>
In short, the attack gives unexpected results. The defense is exceptional in the circumstances.
The Canadiens players are dynamic. They respect to the letter this transition program concocted by the new decision-makers.
Martin St-Louis has created an atmosphere based on dialogue, on individual meetings.
“It is important to meet each of the players regularly, because then we can better explain the corrective measures to be taken and also to encourage them to perfect their game by multiplying the efforts,” mentioned the Habs head coach.
The message is getting through.
Less time than expected?
Veterans also get their share of it. If they don the tricolor uniform, it is quite simply because they have agreed to be part of the solution and from this commitment, they have increased responsibilities.
Can we believe that the Canadian will be able to obtain an invitation for the spring competition? Not really. On the other hand, can we hope that the transition program will take less time to achieve its first objectives?
We can believe it.
Why? Because the coaches and, for that matter, the veterans have created an environment to ensure the development of young people. They are provided with all the means to climb the ladder.
St-Louis succeeded in involving everyone in the process. Every day, he makes sure the program is working as expected. There will be difficult times. There will be times when the situation will be tense, but it is in adversity that we measure the capacity to carry out the most important projects.
And, until now, St-Louis and his band, Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes, and the skaters are all pulling in the same direction.
No wonder the fun is back at the Bell Centre…< /p>
Katrine Johns has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Gal Post, Katrine Johns worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-268-7128