Sean Monahan makes no secret of it. He knows he has to offer his team better hockey lately.
“I’m a proud player. I need to play better” – Monahanhttps://t.co/2rGTzYvRVL
– J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) November 27, 2023
Sean Monahan makes no secret of the fact that the Tricolore is capable of playing much better hockey. Despite collecting four points out of a possible six in California, the CH’s performance hasn’t impressed anyone, and neither has Monahan’s. He’s been blanked in his last six games, to say the least.
He’s been blanked in his last six games, and to say the least, his trio hasn’t made an impact lately.
In a press conference today, he mentioned that he hasn’t been as offensive as he’d like lately, and that he needs to touch the puck more.
“I’m a proud player. I need to play better.” – Sean Monahan
Watching the center play lately, he lacks the spark he had at the start of the season. Remember that he started the season with Pearson and Gallagher on a very effective third line. When he was on the ice, something was happening offensively, but in recent games it’s been difficult.
He still plays with Pearson, but he has to deal with, let’s face it, the worst version of Josh Anderson we’ve seen in Montreal. Who would have thought at the start of the season that Gallagher would be playing on the first line at the end of November when Anderson wasn’t scoring? Certainly not me.
It’s also worth noting that Monahan has some minor health concerns, having missed a number of training sessions recently for treatment.
Kirby Dach’s injury has also prevented him from playing to the left of Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield, as Jake Evans and Christian Dvorak are not top-6 center-forwards. It would have been interesting to see this combination.
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen makes an incredible stick save
– BarDown (@BarDown) November 28, 2023
– Ottawa’s season in a video.
Luostarinen with the easiest goal he’ll ever score!
– Adam Reid (@AdamReid_) November 28, 2023
– He’ll have to prove it.