– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 4, 2023
We agree that if Bedard were to end up in Detroit or Columbus, there wouldn’t be much of a stir. It would be, regardless of the probabilities of the scenario, more “ordinary” for the NHL storyline .
But where would the “chaos” be greatest? In other words, what lottery result would cause a major upheaval across North America?
And what’s interesting is that, according to Matt Larkin, it’s a Habs win that would generate the biggest waves for Connor Bedard’s arrival in town.
There are two aspects that prompted DFO to place Montreal ahead of Vancouver. And that’s even though the Canucks are less likely to win than the other 10 teams and Bedard comes from BC.
First, there’s history. The Habs, who have an 8.5% chance of winning the lottery, could add another player to match the organization’s greats of over 110 years.
But also, there’s Bedard’s importance to the current line-up of a Montreal Canadiens that will continue to take up a lot of space on the NHL landscape.
Can’t wait for the lottery. Then we’ll all know for sure what’s in store for the Habs.
– Sad news.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of #Oilers alum Petr Klima & extend our condolences to his family & all loved ones.
The forward scored one of the most iconic goals in team history, tallying the triple-OT winner in Game 1 of the 1990 Stanley Cup Final vs. Boston. pic.twitter.com/EIJCUnRoPU
– Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) May 4, 2023
Free puck | CH boss wants better results next year https://t.co/LIdMu1cbGO
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) May 4, 2023
– Speaking of the Habs.
Stéphane Julien of the Phoenix named QMJHL Head Coach of the Year. He also won this honor in 2020. #lesoleil
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) May 4, 2023
The loss of young catcher Logan O’Hoppe makes them that desperate.https://t.co/RumDkbM5OW
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) May 4, 2023