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Carolina Hurricanes forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi
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Hurricanes Send a Clear Message to Jesperi Kotkaniemi: the Canadiens Dodged a Bullet

Published December 29, 2023 at 11:27
BY AARON

After a blazing start to the season, totaling 13 points in 14 games, many fans claimed that the Canadiens had missed the mark with Jesperi Kotkaniemi. However, his situation has completely changed since then.

KK has only garnered a meager three points in the last 20 games, despite significant playing time that seemed promising.

He seems to have hit a major obstacle, marked by a significant reduction in his role on the team. He has been excluded from the two power play units, a precious opportunity for a hockey player. Being removed from this playing time, after being on the first unit at the beginning of the season, is a real slap in the face for him.

At 23 years old, his performance is worrying, especially after having shown signs of blossoming recently.



His confidence seems shaken, and his lack of consistency is increasingly criticized.

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Hurricanes Send a Clear Message to Jesperi Kotkaniemi: the Canadiens Dodged a Bullet

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