Suzuki et Caufield are no longer attached to Slafkovsky

“I have the feeling of a good player. He adjusted perfectly to playing with Cole and me. kay verra. »

Published at 7:00 p.m.

Jean-François Téotonio

Jean-François Téotonio
La Presse

Nick Suzuki had some good words to say in the presence of Juraj Slafkovsky on Sunday, on the sidelines of the Sports Celebrities Luncheon at the Cummings Jewish Center for Anisees Foundation, in Mont-Royal.

Slafkovsky is part of the list of hopes that Canadians can be selected in the first place at the LNH checkout next July.

Cole Caufield was dubbed Suzuki, Slafkovsky and himself could have sounded like lizards at a fair on the ice.


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Cole Caufield signed Nick Suzuki’s chandail.

The idea had been launched by the Slovak himself in an interview with colleague Guillaume Lefrançois in Buffalo two weeks ago. “It would have been a bad trio.” [a pretty sick line] He suggested.

“That would be great!” Caufield replies with a smile when asked about the proposal of hope. “I know he is an excellent player. I like playing with Nick too, so this is not a bad idea! »


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Cole Caufield

I no longer say goodbye to Shane Wright, the center is not among the experts who have studied long in a selection or the premier. When asked if Suzuki has a preference between the two players, the CH star smiles. “I don’t make these decisions,” he retorted.

“One will be happy, no matter who chooses. »

Fans of Marie-Philip Poulin

The event brought together a plethora of sports personalities. Canadians Frank and Pete Mahovlich were present, joviaux and smiling. Greetings to Yvan Cournoyer. The major states of the Alouettes and the Alliance of Montréal were also among the guests.


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Devon Levi, Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki, in front of legends Frank and Pete Mahovlich and Yvan Cournoyer

Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki arrived around 8:30 a.m. They were then submitting requests for autographs and photos on behalf of some 300 guests. The only calm in this chapter took place during the various presentations, while they were at the table. From their exit from the stage at the end of the ceremony, the ball returned even more beautiful.

We get involved in the agglutination to ask them to comment on the recent news of the Canadian. It starts with the arrival of Marie-Philip Poulin in the team circle.

“I met him the other day,” Suzuki points out. She seems to be 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 the one that many consider to be the best player of all time?

“I know a lot!” I’ve been watching it for a long time, with all these Olympics. She is a great player. It will be a pleasure to learn to know. »

Caufield speaks of an “unbelievable” employer. “It will be an excellent addition to our already formidable staff,” he said. I am very excited. »

He reacted in the same way when he was told about Martin St-Louis’ contract extension as head coach. “It’s an excellent decision,” Caufield said. “He did a lot with our team in very little time.”

We understand it to be happy. The arrival of St. Louis has truly extended the attacking season. But for Caufield, it’s not just what he can bring him.

“He trains everyone, not just individuals. This is a guy you want to play with. She gave me a hug. »

Same ringing for Suzuki.


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Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield with Zalmy, 7 years old

“It’s pretty wonderful to have the chance to be a coach,” the center player rejoiced. Really happy that he is coming back. I knew he wanted to come back, so I’m glad they came to an audience. »

Suzuki is also expected to be on trial on July 7. He even had the intention of inviting new Canadian players to the restaurant.

“We’re probably going to invite them over,” he said with a smile. I believe they will stay until the recruitment training camp. It could certainly come out somewhere. »

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

Ronald Corey is no longer president of Canada for 23 years. That doesn’t stop him from wishing for success. In this chapter, he advocates patience. «Qand tu regards [Nick] Suzuki et [Cole] Caufield, it’s a good base to start, ”he said in a brief interview with La Presse, Sunday. Mr Corey says he has “100 % confidence” in the new mayor’s staff. “There are a lot of nice people,” he grumbled, before explaining that he didn’t know them personally.

Or the question of the team’s ongoing reconstruction process. “They have to give them time,” he replied simply, without wanting to go into details.

“I am very excited. »

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