A reliable source in Europe tells me that the #CH is particularly interested in David Reinbacher. His head coach last season, who compared him to Seider, is also under the impression that the defenseman will be drafted very early on June 28. https://t.co/Pgrze5c2sf
– Nicolas Cloutier (@NCloutierTVA) May 17, 2023
But since not everything is perfect, a rebuilding club like the Habs is fortunate to have moments when anything seems possible. And as the draft approaches, that’s exactly what we’re experiencing.
Let’s just say it’s not a luxury the Tampa Bay Lighting, for example, can afford.
All this to say that, at No. 5, we know that the Habs will surely have the tough task of deciding whether Matvei Michkov will come to Montreal or potentially begin his NHL career… at the other end of the 20. #Coyotes
No, I don’t think the Coyotes will be moving to Quebec City.
If the Habs don’t draft Michkov (which is likely) and Leo Carlsson and Will Smith are already gone, Habs management could look outside the box.
The Austrian, who recently left for the hospital at the World Championship, is the best defenseman of his generation. He stands 6’2 and weighs 185 lbs. And, of course, he’s right-handed, which may attract the Canadian.
According to TVA Sports, the young man, who played in Switzerland last year, is in the Canadiens’ sights. He’s not the first to make such comments.
And clearly, it’s understandable why the Habs would want to draft such a defenseman. After all, if he does become a Moritz Seider, the Habs will be happy to have him on their roster.
Because yes, there are comparisons to be made. Whether it’s a TVA Sports source or Jeff Tomlinson, who coached Reinbacher in Switzerland this season, it makes sense.
At the same age, I’d tell you I prefer Reinbacher’s game with the puck to Seider’s. – Source by Nicolas Cloutier
In Reinbacher, we’re talking about a defender who has no flaws and is mentally strong. We see him becoming an excellent first-pair player, and if he can give his shot a bit of a boost, he’ll potentially become more than hard to stop.
He’s said to be able to move the puck well, which is important in the modern NHL.
In two years, if given a real chance, he’ll be producing in the National Hockey League. I have no concerns about his offensive abilities. – Jeff Tomlinson, David Reinbacher’s coach
His humility off the rink, which doesn’t translate in the same way on the ice, could make him a player equipped to play in Montreal… if that’s the direction the CH decides to take.
He’s currently Europe’s fifth-best prospect. It’s said that it’s not impossible to believe he could go quite high, since many teams like what they see.
It’s an interesting proposition because everyone assumes that the Habs will go with a fifth-ranked forward. But what if Reinbacher changes those plans?
I do think, though, that if the Habs draft Reinbacher fifth, a goalie won’t necessarily be chosen with the Panthers’ pick.
– SwissHabs (@SwissHabs) May 17, 2023
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