Zone exit, season 5 | Episode 41: How Far Can Nick Suzuki Go?

The remarkable month of February that Nick Suzuki has just experienced has excited Guillaume Lefrançois, Alexandre Pratt, Antoine Roussel and host Jérémie Rainville, who are wondering what his ceiling is.

Can he join Sebastian Aho and Aleksander Barkov? Dreaming of a 100-point season in a few years?

Our panelists also discuss the status of Cayden Primeau in the organization, the low chances that David Savard will be traded next week, the new rule for the draft proposed by the Professional Women’s Hockey League, and they are sorry for the hasty departure of Jocelyn Thibault to the general management of Hockey Quebec.

Animation: Jérémie Rainville
Guests: Guillaume Lefrançois, Alexandre Pratt, Antoine Roussel

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The Canadian offensively is capable of competing 80, 90% of the time. But in the defensive zone, we still play man-to-man, and it’s complicated to lock the opposition in a corner and recover the pucks. Something that other teams generally do quite well.

Antoine Roussel

In February, Suzuki has more goals than all the forwards on the other lines. He has 11 goals, and all the forwards who didn’t play on your line have 10 goals. And that includes power play goals from other players. It hurts. The Canadian has little depth, but I am delighted to see that the Canadian overdeploys his first line in offensive territory.

Alexander Pratt

I would like this to be the last electroshock to raise awareness. The gift that Jocelyn Thibault gave is that he was very clear in resigning about the reasons for his departure. He put his finger on what is not working. Leaving this way, and knowing the esteem he has in the hockey world, I have the impression that it could lead to something good.

Guillaume Lefrançois

Episode details:

Block 1

  • 0:55 – 4-3 shootout loss to Florida. Martin St-Louis: “It’s encouraging.” Your analysis?
  • 1:00 p.m. – Nick Suzuki with 17 points in 11 games, captain’s leadership.
  • 21:50 – Against Tampa Bay: Does consistency depend on the success of the CH goalkeeper?

Block 2

  • 28:20 – The defender market opens, is David Savard interesting?
  • 37:00 – LPHF, a regulation to avoid “tanking”. Should the NHL take inspiration from this?

Block 3

  • 46:00 – Hockey Quebec: the fall of the empire.

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