Ramblings: Caufield and the Coaching Change, Snively Scoring, Perron Slumping (Feb 18)

Ian Gooding

2022-02-18

Under Dominique Ducharme in 2021-22, Cole Caufield scored just one goal in 30 games. Under Martin St. Louis, Caufield has four goals in four games, including his game-tying and game-winning goals on Thursday. The obvious take would be to assume that the 5-8 St. Louis would have a soft spot for the 5-7 Caufield, but a sudden increase in Caufield's icetime did not happen right away. After averaging between 13-14 minutes in his first two games under MSL, Caufield was bumped up to 18 minutes on Sunday before logging a season-high 21 minutes on Thursday.

Caufield was a Calder Trophy frontrunner entering the season, thanks to impressive late-season play and the Habs' playoff run last season. Although it's probably too late to consider him a rookie of the year favorite, it's not too late to revisit adding Caufield to your fantasy team. After being drafted in practically every Yahoo league, his rostership has sunk to just 24 percent. I'd expect that number to climb over the next few days.  

Fantasy Take: Montreal Replaces Ducharme with St. Louis

(In those last two paragraphs, I really had to try hard to make sure I didn't confuse Martin St. Louis with the St. Louis Blues, the Habs' opponent on Thursday.)