The scouting group really seems to adore the American → https://t.co/wbhguKBOGE
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) May 2, 2023
Of course, it’s Connor Bedard who will get most of the attention on the night of the first round, which will take place in Nashville on June 28… But that doesn’t mean the other young players are bad or don’t measure up.
The ties between Smith and the CH are strong, by the way. We all know that Kent Hughes knows him very well, having coached him for three years with the Boston Junior Eagles…
And now, let’s just say that a whole new bond has been forged between the organization and the main man involved.
In fact, we read in La Poche Bleue that Smith chose a Quebec boutique for his draft attire. He decided to “do business” with GLORIUS, a company run by Jean-François Bédard and Patrick Feio. GLORIUS has been dressing AHL and NHL players since 2017-2018.
Again, it’s often said that the American is loved within the Montreal organization, so much so that he would even be perceived as a Nikita Kucherov 2.0 in the eyes of some people at the Habs :
With his recent performances at the World Under-18 Championship, I’m inclined to believe that he’ll no longer be available when the Habs step up to the podium to make their selection at No. 5.
If he falls as far as the CH, however…
You have to think that the Habs won’t let him go. Then again, he’s so well known within the organization that it’s hard to believe Kent Hughes won’t select him with his pick.
Unless there’s a real surprise that turns out to be simply enormous, we agree.
– There’s plenty to choose from.
Six destinations for the Coyotes https://t.co/OlQT0cgt4J
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) May 17, 2023
– It’s true that they’re doing well these days.
– Stu Cowan (@StuCowan1) May 17, 2023
That’s a great question. Logan Cooley could very well decide to return for another year in the NCAA while waiting to see what happens with the Coyotes. https://t.co/LRYtkHvPg6
– Kevin Dubé (@KDubeJDQ) May 17, 2023