This should interest most #Habs fans, especially those looking forward to the 2023 Draft.
Top prospect Matvei Michkov discussed the NHL combine, the Entry Draft, and comparisons with top prospect Connor Bedard in a recent interview.
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– Dirt McGirt (@MarcPDumont) May 19, 2023
Given that the Habs have the fifth pick and may have the opportunity to land a top player, you’ll understand that the excitement is even greater in Montreal.
Matvei Michkov is often talked about around town, and you’ll understand that the subject always gets a reaction. I don’t think I need to tell you why.
The Russian has stated his intention to enter the draft (at least the first round, because technically he should go in the top-10) and the kid admits he’s excited about what lies ahead.
Mishkov also talked about his plans for the combine in an interview with a Russian website (Match TV). He confessed that he “hasn’t heard much” about the NHL combine, and therefore feels he shouldn’t take part.
I probably won’t be there and I’ll go to the draft in June […] It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing. I can’t even imagine what’s going to happen there, and what emotions it’s going to be. – Matvei Michkov
Marc Dumont (Montreal Hockey Now) has written an article on the subject:
It’s still very interesting. Why?
It’s often said that with Michkov, it’s difficult to evaluate his record because you don’t necessarily have access to all his KHL games…
And then, teams will have to “deprive themselves” of seeing how he performs against the conditioning drills.
At the very least…
The good news is that he’ll be able to attend the draft in person. He’ll get to experience the moment he’s been waiting for.
The conventional wisdom is that Michkov is a more than talented player. Let’s not forget that a year ago, people were wondering whether he’d be the first pick in the 2023 draft…
– That’s a good one.
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– Good news for the Mooseheads.
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– Wow, quite simply!
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– Sad news in the sports world.