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Montreal Canadiens Young Trio Set New Franchise Record



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The trio of Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield and Kirby Dach have had incredible success; so good, in fact, that they’ve set a new Montreal Canadiens franchise record.

The young trio has been impressive, to say the least.

It’s the ideal outcome for Montreal Canadiens General Manager Kent Hughes, as, for the first time in decades, the Canadiens are being led by their offence, rather than being saved by their goaltending.

But what this trio has done so far this season is unprecedented; so much so, that it’s actually set a new franchise record.

History Making

The Canadiens have been led by some great offensive lines in the past, but what this trio is doing is unprecedented in the great history of the Montreal Canadiens.

It’s the first time in franchise history that three players 23-and-under have accumulated 17 points or more through the first 20 games of the season in franchise history (credit to TSN)

Suzuki, the elder of the three at the tender age of 23, leads the team in scoring with 23 points in just 20 games. 21-year-olds Caufield and Dach are right behind him with 21 and 17 points, respectively.

The Best Defence Is A Good Offence

The Montreal Canadiens are being powered to victory by the strong collective and individual play of their top line. The only other forward with a double-digit point total so far this season has been the impressive Sean Monahan, who has been exceptional in his own right.

Kirby Dach‘s progression has been the most impressive as of late, with the youngster playing a fundamentally sound game, while consistently making the right plays at the right times.

Nick Suzuki has seemingly taken another step in his offensive game, and Cole Caufield continues to score at will; trending toward a 50-goal season.

On their current pace, all three players would achieve feats that haven’t been seen on the Canadiens in decades, but the season is still young; a lot can happen between now and April.

That being said, the change in organizational style is a breath of fresh air, for both the players and the fans.