Suzuki and Caufield would not say no to Slafkovsky

“He looks like a good player to me. He would adjust perfectly to play with Cole and I. We will see. »

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Jean Francois Teotonio

Jean Francois Teotonio
The press

Nick Suzuki had some good words to say about Juraj Slafkovsky on the sidelines of the Cummings Jewish Center for Seniors Foundation’s Sports Celebrity Luncheon at Mount Royal on Sunday.

Slafkovsky is on the list of candidates the Canadian could pick for first-ranked during next July’s NHL draft.

Cole Caufield thinks Suzuki, Slafkovsky and himself could get along like thieves on the ice.

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Cole Caufield signs a Nick Suzuki jersey.

The Slovakian launched the idea himself two weeks ago in an interview with his colleague Guillaume Lefrançois in Buffalo. “That would make a pretty crazy trio [a pretty sick line] ‘ he had suggested.

” It would be great ! Caufield responds with a smile when asked about the hopeful’s proposal. “I know he’s a great player. I also like playing with Nick so it’s not a bad idea! »

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Cole Kaufield

Don’t read this as an affront to Shane Wright, a center that most pundits have long predicted will be a No. 1 pick. When Suzuki is asked if he has a preference between the two players, the CH star smiles. “I don’t make those decisions,” he replies wisely.

“We will be happy no matter who is selected. »

Marie Philip Poulin fans

The event brought together a wealth of sports personalities. Canadian alumni Frank and Pete Mahovlich were in attendance, cheerful and smiling. Just like Yvan Cournoyer. Among the guests were the employees of the Alouettes and the Alliance of Montreal.

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Devon Levi, Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki ahead of the legendary Frank and Pete Mahovlich and Yvan Cournoyer

Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki arrived at around 8:30 a.m. They were then inundated with autograph and photo requests from many of the approximately 300 guests. The only break in this chapter occurred during the various presentations while they were having lunch at the table. As soon as they left the stage at the end of the ceremony, the ball went on with a vengeance.

We chime in on the agglutination to ask her to comment on the Canadian’s recent news. Starting with the arrival of Marie-Philip Poulin in the fold of the team.

“I met her the other day,” says Suzuki. She seems like a good person who loves hockey. It’s really cool to be able to learn from one of the best hockey players. »

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Nick Suzuki with Ryan (10 years old)

What does he know about what is considered by many to be the greatest player of all time?

“I know a lot! I’ve been observing it for a long time, with all these Olympics. She’s a great player. It will be a pleasure to meet her. »

Caufield speaks of an “incredible” setting. “It will be a great addition to our already great staff,” he says. I’m very excited. »

He reacted similarly to the question of extending Martin St-Louis’ contract as head coach. “It’s a great decision,” Caufield said. He has done a lot with our team in a very short time. »

We mean being happy. The arrival of St. Louis really revitalized the forward’s season. But for Caufield, it’s not just about what he can bring him.

“He trains everyone, not just individuals. He’s a guy you want to play for. It bothers me. »

Same story for Suzuki.

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Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield with Zalmy, 7

“It’s wonderful to have him as a coach,” says the center player. Really glad he’s back. I know he wanted to come back so I’m glad they came to an agreement. »

Suzuki also plans to be present at the Repechage on July 7th. He even intends to invite new Canadian players to the restaurant.

“We’ll probably invite them to dinner,” he says, smiling. I think they’ll stay until rookie training camp. We can probably get her out somewhere. »

“You have to give the CH time,” says Ronald Corey

Ronald Corey has not been President of Canada for 23 years. This does not prevent him from wishing him continued success. In this regard, he pleads for patience. “If you look [Nick] Suzuki and [Cole] Caufield is a good starting point,” he says in a short interview The press, Sunday. Mr Corey says he has “100% confidence” in the new staff on the spot. “There are many beautiful people,” he adds, before explaining that he doesn’t know them personally.

He is asked about the ongoing team rebuilding process. “You have to give them time,” he answers simply, without wanting to go into detail.

“I am very excited. »

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