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Michkov for him would have gone first overall in 11 of the last 13 drafts!!!, he would have been 2nd only the year Bedard and Mc David! https://t.co/FmY4Fly2F3
– David Ettedgui (@EttedguiDavid) May 11, 2023
Now that it’s officially known that the Montreal Canadiens will be talking about the fifth-ranked player in the first round of the upcoming draft, to be held in Nashville on June 28 and 29, the hot topic in Montreal is Matvei Michkov.
If this is the first time you’ve read or heard this name, you’ve probably been living in a cave for the past few weeks.
The name of the Russian star player is on everyone’s lips in the metropolis right now.
Because he’s an extremely talented player who could very well still be available at No. 5 when the CH takes the stage to announce its selection.
The mere fact that he’s Russian is already scaring off many teams, fans and field hockey analysts.
Despite all this, I’m part of the group of people who believe that if the CH doesn’t take Michkov, when he’s available at No. 5, it will be a very serious mistake.
Because, in my opinion, you can’t pass up such a great talent for such reasons.
Indeed, that’s what Woodlief said during his appearance on Tony Marinaro’s Sick Podcast.
That’s a pretty big statement considering the very fine careers these two NHL all-stars are currently enjoying.
If we look closely at the last 13 first overall picks, we realize that Michkov is indeed a prospect the CH simply can’t lay eyes on.
In short, I sincerely believe that Michkov is a generational talent that the CH can’t let go if he’s still available at No. 5.
The fact that he’s Russian and his KHL contract are bad excuses for me.
If the guy wants to come to the NHL, he’ll come.
Besides, the prospect the CH would draft by not taking Michkov would be joining the NHL in more or less two or three years, which is exactly when Michkov’s KHL contract is up.
So I’d much rather see a superstar like Mishkov arrive in two or three years than another prospect.
It’s an issue we’ll have to keep an eye on.
– I love it.
– BarDown (@BarDown) May 14, 2023
– CH prospect Luke Tuch’s goal today against Hungary.
– IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 14, 2023
– To be continued.
– Marco D’Amico (@mndamico) May 14, 2023
– As always.
The NHL has made several curious calls on and off the ice this post-season. Little wonder many fans are left suspicious or confused.
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 14, 2023
– Islanders fans want new direction.
With 1,000 votes submitted so far, 260 people want more years of Lamoriello. That’s a solid turnout for Lou. 740 say they want a change in #Isles leadership. Keeping poll open through Wednesday because I believe team may say something next week. Thanks for sharing your views!
– Chris Botta (@ChrisBottaNHL) May 14, 2023