How to name the first CH trio? Here are some suggestions

The Canadian finally opts for a true trio with the Caufield-Suzuki-Slafkovsky combination. What’s more, we can assume that their young age will allow them to play together for a long time. In that case, what would you say if we gave them a name?

My colleagues Rodger Brulotte and Benoît Rioux presented me with suggestions.

For Rodger, it would simply be the CSS trio, which, as you may have guessed, corresponds to the first letter of the surname of each of the three young forwards.

“It is said in all languages ​​and would reach young people on social networks,” Rodger argues.

Good point, Rodger!

Two examples

Verification done, the names of the genus have already been used in the NHL.

Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel were identified as the HBK trio with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016, the year they won the first of two consecutive Stanley Cups.

The abbreviation KLM, which identified the Soviet Union’s national team’s number one trio of Vladimir Krutov, Igor Larionov and Sergei Makarov, remained when the three players landed with the Vancouver Canucks.

In the heyday of the Philadelphia Flyers and (this is a personal preference!), in the 1970s, Reggie Leach, Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber were recognized as the trio of the LCB.

The Renaissance Trio

My colleague Rioux, for his part, comes with an idea impregnated with humor and raw truth, to say the least, in this period of reconstruction that the Canadian is going through.

For him, the Salvation Army sticks to the reality of the moment.

I didn’t know you were like that, Benoît.

Me too?

I would stick with the Renaissance trio, a hopeful name that fits the context that prevails among Canadians.

It could also be the Three Nations trio, which refers to the different nationalities of the three friends.

Slafkovsky will only be better

Some might say it’s too early to sanctify the Caufield-Suzuki-Slafkovsky trio. That we don’t know what the future holds and that we will talk about it again in a year or two.

Why break with this pleasure that we have been waiting for for so long?

Why would this trio break up?

The three players show that together they can dominate the National League. They complement each other very well.

In the first half of the season, although I acknowledged that Slafkovsky was recovering from an injury, I said he had to do more this season. He needed to put his size to work and use his shooting more.

It wasn’t rocket science, everyone thought the same thing. Except those who were ready to bury the Slovaks immediately.

Now we see the results and the young man is only called to improve.

the good captain

And his two friends?

Suzuki is establishing himself among the NHL’s good players. He averages almost a point per game and, at the pace he maintains in the second half of the season, he could finish the season with 82 points, or even a little more.

Martin St-Louis was right to name him his captain. He is without a doubt the Habs’ most complete and useful player.

As for Caufield, he added dimension to his game as he struggled to find the back of the net earlier this season. He is more responsible in defense. It is not uncommon to see him make long defensive retreats.

This is his merit.

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In the good old days

In my youth, in the 1960s, the fools we were in La Petite-Patrie, Parc-Extension and the Villeray neighborhood knew by heart the nicknames of the trios and the star players of the National Hockey League.

Although he no longer played, Maurice Richard was still the Rocket, Henri, the Pocket, Jean Béliveau, the great Bill, Lorne Worsley, the Gumper, Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet.

In Chicago, there was the Scooter Line, consisting of Ab McDonald, Stan Mikita and Ken Wharram, and the Million Dollar Line, which included Bobby Hull, Bill Hay and Murray Balfour.

In Montreal, don’t ask me why, back then we were less strong with trio nicknames.

However, the Canadian did not win less frequently, as evidenced by his four Stanley Cup victories in five years. That is why Jean Béliveau spoke of the forgotten dynasty.

The perfect threesome in Boston

Although fewer in number, nicknames still exist in the NHL. The investigation allowed me to discover that the Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak trio was nicknamed Perfection Line (the perfect trio in French) by certain electronic means.

Without a doubt, this identification suited them like a glove.

We also learned that the Vancouver Canucks’ first trio of JT Miller, Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser are named Lotto Line after their uniform numbers. Boeser uses the 6, Petterson the 40, and Miller the 9. Taking the 6 and combining the 40 and the 9 gives us 6/49.

Demer’s prediction

Further back in time, how can we not forget the Legion of Doom trio?

This is the name given to the trio of John LeClair, Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg when LeClair, a member of the last champion Canadiens, had a great time with the Philadelphia Flyers.

For those who don’t remember, Jacques Demers once declared when managing the Canadian that LeClair had everything to follow in Stevens’ footsteps. The problem is that this didn’t happen in Montreal.

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