Dominique Ducharme’s message could not have been more clear at a press conference in Broussard (to see aboveGisbury Kotkanyemi must take a big step forward to become a dominant player.
The Canadian striker, chosen in the first round (third overall) in 2018, was the last player to answer questions from reporters on Friday.
And it seems that his fans with the interim head coach for the housing lockup have been longer than expected. It’s too late.
The 21-year-old certainly didn’t have the performance he had hoped for in the playoffs, and he has been left off his roster multiple times.
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He initially said “I don’t think about my performance in the qualifiers. What matters is the team’s results. I’m still young, and yes, there is still room for improvement.
“I was disappointed that I couldn’t help the guys on the ice. But I couldn’t help it.”
A crucial fourth season
The Finnish striker, in a few words like his compatriot Joel Jeremiah, will start his fourth season with the Canadians in 2021-2022.
“I’m a different player,” he said. When I was recruited, I wanted to gain confidence. If I work hard this summer, I’ll get stronger. Skating will always be a priority.”
Coffield is already looking forward
A little more than that, Cole Caufield would have concluded his dream season by winning the Stanley Cup.
But he achieved three victories from the final goal in his first season in the professional ranks.
After a successful run with the Wisconsin Badgers and winning a gold medal in the Junior World Championships with the American roster this winter, Coffield responded when his name was added to the Canadian roster.
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In the playoffs, his contribution was undoubtedly with a harvest of four goals and eight assists in 20 matches.
Caufield has now played more games (32v31) among the pros than in the college ranks.
“I’m going to rest a bit now,” he explained before returning to work. I want to improve in all aspects of my game. I can’t wait to get back into the competition.”
A promising future for Romanov
Another hope for the Canadian, Alex Romanov, was excused from scoring the end of the Canadian season in front of reporters.
But Joel Edmundston has taken it upon himself to make some interesting comments about him.
“He’s only 21,” recalls his colleague on the Blue Line. He has a lot of potential. He is a hockey specialist and loves to come to the ring.
He will be a good player in the NHL for a long time to come. He had a good season for a guy crossing into North America [pour] for the first time “.
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