Georges Laraque Believes Cole Caufield is Not Taking Hockey Serious Enough

Aaron Itovitch
March 17, 2024  (9:38)

Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield
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In the latest episode of the Stanley25 Podcast, the two hosts had the opportunity to welcome the former Canadiens enforcer, Georges Laraque, who was very generous in sharing numerous anecdotes about his career in the NHL.

He specifically mentioned off-ice habits of Cole Caufield, indicating that the small forward of the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge really enjoys partying in Montreal bars. According to him, the organization should prohibit players from living downtown to keep them away from distractions, as well as bad influences.
« He refers to one of the first episodes of Stanley25, where we learned that Cole Caufield and Christian Dvorak live together and reside close to a bar.

When Laraque said there are currently players in Montreal who could be better if they were more serious, it was already a first clue pointing towards Cole Caufield. Those in the know, know.

Later, when Max Truman asked if these were "guys who are there to score goals" and should score more, Laraque did not deny it either. » - Via DLC

Obviously, there's no scandal in Cole Caufield liking to frequent Montreal's bars. After all, CH's number 22 is young and has every right to have fun in his free time, especially when the organization is off and not playing the next day.
Honestly, we would probably do the same if we were in his shoes. It's far from all NHL players who have a lifestyle as impeccable as Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, or even Connor Bedard.
As long as his nights out in the city with his friends do not affect his performance on the ice, there's no problem.
Speaking of his performance this year, some criticize the fact that he has only scored 19 goals, but we must absolutely admit that he has become a better player in every aspect of the game, notably on track to reach the 60-65 point mark for the first time in his young career.
We strongly encourage you to watch the latest episode of the Stanley25 podcast, it's truly entertaining. You can listen to the entire podcast, right here:

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