Martin St-Louis comments on the loss of Cole Caufield

BY MARCO    JANUARY 21, 2023  (4:12 PM)
During his press conference, Montreal Canadiens head coach Martin St-Louis answered many questions from reporters, including the major news regarding Cole Caufield.

He made a statement that says it all and we realize that the loss of number 22 is much worse than we thought.

"I talked to the guys and I said the most important thing Cole brings is not his goals, it's his enthusiasm. And that, collectively, is what we need to replace him with." - Martin St. Louis

"The most important thing he brings that we have to replace is not his goals, it's his enthusiasm" - Martin St-Louis on Cole Caufield (Via TVA Sports)



That really says a lot about the gaping hole Caufield will leave in the Tricolore lineup, especially in a tough season like this year.

Already the players don't have their spirits up in a losing season, with the amount of bad news piling up on the Habs in recent weeks, the loss of a player as dynamic and good-natured as Cole is likely to hurt the team's locker room.

CH fans will also miss his presence, especially since he is a crowd favorite. Journalist Marc-Antoine Godin of The Athletic couldn't have said it better with this statement on Twitter:

"This is some of the worst news this Habs season could produce. Cole Caufield missing the rest of the season due to shoulder surgery is pretty appalling." - Marc-Antoine Godin, The Athletic

So the 22-year-old American free-agent ends his 2022-23 season with 26 goals and 36 points in 46 games. He was on pace to finish the season with a record of 47 goals and 65 points.



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