“I will give my opinion. Danny will make the final decision,” Keith Jones said about his influence on the roster, role in making field hockey decisions alongside GM Danny Briere.
– Giana Han (@giana_jade) May 12, 2023
Obviously, there’s a lot of talk about Connor Bedard, because he’s probably the best prospect since Connor McDavid. There’s a lot of talk about Matvei Michkov for a lot of different reasons. There’s also talk of Will Smith, a young man known to the CH organization because of his ties to Kent Hughes.
It would be surprising to see him available at No. 5, where the Habs will (technically) be drafting next June… But I’d like to see a little talk about Leo Carlsson.
In recent weeks, we’ve learned that the Swede will be defending his country’s colors at the World Championship, which kicks off this morning. That said…
That’s where it gets particularly interesting.
For the team’s first game against Germany, Carlsson will be employed in the center of the first trio, with Lucas Raymond and Alex Nylander on the wings.
Hi, hello. Leo Carlsson centering Lucas Raymond and Alex Nylander.
Looks like ESPN+ will have IIHF Men’s Worlds games that are not on NHL Network this year in the U.S. https://t.co/6JjYrbVyZC
– Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) May 12, 2023
Seeing him in the middle of two talented players can only help him, and that’s why I applaud Sweden’s decision. We want to give him as many chances as possible to impress the gallery…
And it’s up to him to seize the opportunity.
As I said earlier, it would be a bit surprising to see him slip all the way to the fifth spot in the next draft. If the Habs are lucky enough to select him at his rank, I find it hard to believe that he’ll go “over the top”.
Until then, let’s keep a close eye on Carlsson to see if he can increase his value… And the opposite is also true.
– It’s clear.
– The Americans start their tournament on the right foot.
A win against Finland to start🏒https://t.co/axKGapNHYS
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) May 12, 2023
– Patrick Roy’s team has yet to lose a match in the playoffs.
History to be made for the Remparts against the Mooseheads in the finalhttps://t.co/sEEPMkKAAh
– RDS (@RDSca) May 12, 2023
– Roope Hintz has been playing like a star since the start of the playoffs.
– NHLPA (@NHLPA) May 12, 2023
– My goodness. That’s a bit harsh, isn’t it?