Alexis Lafrenière had a poor performance in the first season of the National Hockey League (NHL), but the No. 1 pick in the last draft has been improving.
Fortunately for the Quebecers, the New York Rangers never asked him to score every game. As the season progressed, head coach David Quinn still gave him more responsibility.
The pilot said: “He is in a situation where we are trying to make a 19-year-old skater play like a 24-year-old player because of his long playing time.” Provided by the NHL website. We asked a lot of 19-year-old children, sometimes this is unrealistic. “
Although Lafrenière’s situation is not ideal, the St. Aostasch people took the opportunity to learn. According to his coach, he is no longer a player in January.
“One of the changes in the past month is that he can create offense. I think his hard work is the talent of the NHL. This is the most important lesson that young players must learn when they reach this level. This is a new definition of work. I think this is what he adopted. Quinn said: “He realizes this and it makes him more successful. “
The blue shirt coach added: “I like his concentration, and he wants to understand the other elements of the game, which will make him a complete player one day.”
Last week, Quinn decided to use Lafrenière in his first offensive force. Therefore, he formed a trio with Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich.
Quebec said: “I play with great hockey players, I just try to learn from every training and every game.” I try to improve myself. It was great to play with Mika and Buch. They are two very good players. I just need to learn from them and improve myself. “
Naturally humble, Lafrenière can still admit that he has performed better lately.
“I’m really more confident,” the Quebecer said after hitting the target in a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers last Friday. I make more games. I have found my own style, but I still need to improve, and this is what I plan to do at the end of the season. “
Speaking of the end of the campaign, the Rangers can still enter the playoffs. New York has seven games left, four points behind the Boston Bruins, and the last row enters the playoffs. However, the Massachusetts formation has two games.