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Alex Bilzel (29) learned from Cole Caufield (20) at Laval

Alex Bilzel (29) learned from Cole Caufield (20) at Laval

Alex Bilzel took over time To get to the NHL. Never drafted, the former Oceanic played 5 seasons between AHL and ECHL and played three more MLS seasons before getting 6 matches of experience with the Canadian, in the playoffs.

On the other end of the spectrum, Cole Caufield is a natural superstar who only needs two games with Rocket before making it to the NHL.

The Quebecer discussed the influence of the youngster on the rink on Marc Dumont’s podcast, in recent days.

He threw flowers at his former young teammate by noting that he himself learned from the rookie during his very short stint at Laval.

His execution and speed are impressive. Even though he is only 20 years old, I watch him do it and learn from him. It’s good to work with this type of player. He is an expert at what he does. If you are running at the very least, you will try to learn from it. “

The 29-year-old Bilzel isn’t shy to mention he’s learning from Caufield, and he’s nine years younger than him.

Quebec rules that the move was made without the youth appearing on the ice inexperienced. In his opinion, if he had played his first two Rocket Encounters with a different name on his back, no one would think the player had played high-level professional hockey before.

“Of course, the level of intensity and physical strength of the players are also other aspects that differ between the two tournaments. I would say in Cole’s case that he’s not really showing. If you changed his last name on the back of his shirt, you might think that he has already played at least 20 games at this level. »

There are those things that cannot be explained / learned. Cofield can boast of being a natural person whose success owes to a work ethic and study of sport.

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If Brendan Gallagher pushes his teammates to fight on the ice, Cole Caufield can inspire some players to study further to improve it. As far as it is now when it will be a veteran in charge of welcoming the youth.

a lot of

Not as much as one might think with the arrival of Caufield.

– On Wednesday, the Canadian will be wearing these warm-up shirts for a good reason.

– Joe Villino called again.