The first round of the playoffs revealed some potential new trade targets for the Habs. Let’s take a look at a few names. https://t.co/CXlD9OAd8j
– Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) May 8, 2023
It seems to me that every time there’s talk of a potential Canadiens acquisition, whether in the draft, by trade or on the free agent market, Kent Hughes knows about it.
I wonder if it’s just a feeling, or simply reality. Anyway.
The Athletic has published a list of 5 players who could interest the Tricolore this summer, in light of what’s happened in the playoffs so far.
The list includes forward Josh Bailey and defensemen Alex Goligoski and Sean Walker. Marc-Antoine Godin also talks about Alexis Lafrenière, but from a perspective where he unpacks why this isn’t very plausible.
First on the list is young Avalanche forward Alex Newhook. The 22-year-old BCHL draft pick finds himself in a similar situation to Kirby Dach last summer – he’s just not making it to the next level with his team.
In the playoffs, he played just over 9 minutes per game… And of course, Kent Hughes knows him very well, Newhook being one of his son’s best friends.
A good target for the Habs? Of course, he’s interesting, and it’s easy to make the connection between the two clans.
Would the Panthers’ choice be good enough bait to start discussions? Only time will tell, if there is indeed interest over the summer.
– Two Quebec goalkeepers in the net!
Levi intends to make his mark with Canada at the World Championship 🏒🇨🇦 https://t.co/JDGMmUsgjB
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) May 8, 2023
– It’s on.
Tonight as a part of our NHL Draft Lottery Special, Father Don Bosco joins @tonymarinaro to say a prayer to the draft lottery Gods🙏
Our NHL Draft Lottery Special starts at 8pm ET!
– The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro (@thesickpodcasts) May 8, 2023