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Here's the real reason why Mike Hoffman was left out yesterday and it makes perfect sense

Published January 13, 2023 at 2:31 PM
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Martin St-Louis has been very patient with Mike Hoffman this season, some might say too patient, as the veteran has not played with the mentality of sacrificing himself for the team. The coach has given him dozens of chances, which the forward has never really taken.

However, lately the head coach seems to have his mind made up with the number 68, as he put him in the stands for the third time in four games yesterday. Clearly, St. Louis had a message for him.

According to Renaud Lavoie, the coach really didn't appreciate a specific sequence during the Canadiens game against the Kraken.

Basically, while he could block a shot, or at least try to block it, he preferred to stop skating to avoid being in traffic.


"He does everything in his power to stay out of the shot path." - Renaud Lavoie

You can't really see on this clip, but you can see that he's not even making the effort to block the shot. As a coach, it's clear that this is the kind of sequence you hate to see, especially coming from a 33-year-old veteran.


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