Ramblings: Canadiens Extend St.-Louis; Andersen Injury Update; Carolina’s Future; Rangers Take Game 1 – June 2

Michael Clifford

2022-06-02

The Montreal Canadiens made it official on Wednesday by signing interim head coach Martin St. Louis to a three-year contract. He took over in February from Dominique Ducharme and seemed to revitalize the team offensively. The Canadiens released a statement in the morning to that effect:

I saw a good break down from Jack Han – former coach in the Leafs organization who now does consulting work – about how the new coach changed the team's offensive attack through the neutral zone:

Instead of just dumping and chasing, they're adding a defenceman to the rush to give them more layers, which helps zone entries, which helps sustain pressure. There is a reason Nick Suzuki went from 1.86 expected goals for per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (on-ice) under Ducharme through the first 40-some games (and