Nick Suzuki sends a strong message to his team and to one particular coach

Published December 18, 2022 at 6:54 PM

Nick Suzuki has a rather quiet and reserved nature when talking to the media. He answers all questions, without adding any real emotion to his message.

But not last night. The captain had a lot on his mind and we can see that the last few games are starting to weigh heavily on him and the team.

Here's what he had to say following yesterday's 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, and more specifically on the power play.

"Our power play is just really bad.

I've been frustrated all year with our power play. At some point, we're not going to be last in the NHL. We all know that.

It killed the momentum for us in a lot of games." - Nick Suzuki

Let's just say he couldn't have been clearer, and #14 puts his finger on a huge deficiency with the Habs, who currently rank last in the NHL in power play efficiency.

You can tell he's not in a good mood, and you wonder who the point is being sent to. Obviously, guys like Suzuki always take their share of the blame, that's for sure. On the other hand, you see that it's really dramatic when nothing is happening because of the special units.

Unfortunately, like it or not, it's pointing to Alex Burrows, because he's the one in charge of the power play for the coaches, and it's just not working.

Yet with offensively talented players like Suzuki and Caufield, there is no reason to be last in the NHL. But we can perceive that the confidence is simply not there anymore with the man advantage. The players create almost no scoring chances and all the plays are so telegraphed that it becomes very easy for the opponent to counter the Tricolore.

The captain spoke, he sent a message to his teammates, but also to the whole team.

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Nick Suzuki sends a strong message to his team and to one particular coach

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