Will Matvei Michkov fall in the draft?
No one knows for certain, but I do know there are several teams who expect him to be there after the first 10 picks.
The risk is nearly as high as the upside.
– /Cam Robinson/ (@Hockey_Robinson) May 11, 2023
By drafting fifth, the Canadiens will have a big decision to make. After all, there will still be (at least) one “honorary top-5” player available for GM Kent Hughes.
We’re talking about Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli, Matvei Michkov, Leo Carlsson and Will Smith.
But if it’s Michkov who slips, will the CH want to be the first team to drop out of the top-5, knowing there’s one more talented player left on the roster?
The Coyotes’ case, in fact, is different. Why is that? Because the Arizona team also has a first-round pick at 12th overall, which could change things.
After all, it’s not impossible for Michkov to emerge from the top-10.
In fact, Cam Robinson (working for Elite Prospects) and Dany Dubé (speaking toMario Langlois) both believe that the chances of the Russian slipping into the draft are very high indeed.
Obviously, this is no great surprise, but more like another confirmation. After all, we all know the risks associated with Michkov’s candidacy.
And it goes beyond the fact that he’s under contract in the KHL until 2026.
Because the player could be taken to Russia, his style of play is controversial and the circumstances surrounding his father’s death are considered nebulous, questions arise.
In fact, he’s a scout’s nightmare.
A recruiter’s nightmare | Le Journal de Montréal https://t.co/xKF3coc7Ip
– Marc de Foy (@FoyMarc) May 12, 2023
After all, a recruiter who recommends him to his boss may seem crazy if the young person doesn’t come to North America. On the contrary, a recruiter who’s afraid to recommend him or her could be in for a rude awakening.
My feeling? He’ll slip through the draft… and by the end of the decade, some club will be glad to have him in its ranks.
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– Mark Masters (@markhmasters) May 12, 2023
He’s not learning from his mistakes and time is running out in New York. https://t.co/WrHkb0sg2s
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– Andrew Zadarnowski (@AZadarski) May 12, 2023
– Too bad.
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– TSN 690 Radio (@TSN690) May 12, 2023
– The case is the talk of the town.