The name of prospect Will Smith is often associated with the Habs for the upcoming draft.
“Poor man’s Kucherov,” said a member of CH management.
We like him in Montreal.
– Alexandre Gascon (@GasconAlexandre) May 2, 2023
Will Smith’s name has grown in popularity in recent weeks in the run-up to the upcoming draft.
In fact, it’s his outstanding performance at the recent World Under-18 Championship that’s getting most of the attention. He dazzled everyone with 20 points in seven games, and often looked like the best player on the ice.
In reality, the American wasn’t “just good”. He was more than excellent.
We know that the Canadiens will have a good draft pick this year, and if Smith is available, there’s a real possibility that he’ll end up in Montreal. This is even truer when you hear a scout say that within the organization, he’s perceived as a Nikita Kucherov 2.0.
And it just goes to show how much interest there is on the Habs‘ side.
Auston Matthews, Patrick Kane, Cole Caufield, Jack Hughes, to name but a few, are all established NHL all-stars…
Unless things turn around, chances are the Habs won’t be fishing in the top-3… Which is why I’d be surprised to see the youngster in a CH uniform anytime soon.
On the other hand, if he’s really, really liked by the organization, which seems to be the case…
It’s an idea that could go a long way, especially since the Habs have the tools to do it.
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