NHL prospect Cole Caufield is a player many Montreal Canadiens’ fans are anxious to see. He’s been up with the main roster and practicing with the team for a while now, but comments from head coach Dominique Ducharme have suggested he’s not likely to get in-game action unless there’s an injury or some sort or an unforeseen situation that allows the organization to make some salary cap space moves.
Of course, this has left fans disappointed. But, the one player who matters most doesn’t seem to mind. Caufield is taking it all in stride and enjoying every minute of the time he gets to spend with the big club.
As Cauflied continues to practice with the taxi squad, he’s showing flashes of offensive brilliance like in the video above and he spoke to the media today about how things are going and what the rest of this year might hold for him. “I think I’m in a great spot here,” he said. “Getting to practice and be around these guys and the coaching staff. They know what they’re talking about.”
While some fans are wondering why the Canadiens are keeping him up on this roster if there’s no plan for him to get into the games, Caufield sees it another way. He said, “I’ve been pretty lucky to have this time and I’m just trying to make the most of it.”
Obviously, if he could play, he’d jump all over the chance to. “If that opportunity comes, I’ll make the most of it,” he noted. “But the opportunity I have right now is pretty special too.”
The Canadiens Could Use Him
While the North Division playoff picture seems to be a formality now, it wouldn’t hurt for the Canadiens to have a little extra offense. They’re a team built for the playoffs and they certainly a big, tough and physical, but having a Caufield in the lineup and producing on offense would be a welcome addition.
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