– Tony Wolak (@TonyWolak) May 17, 2023
On the other hand, one of the most plausible scenarios is that the CH will have to choose between Michkov or another player “excluded” from the top 5.
Quite honestly, I’d be extremely surprised, but happy, if Hughes chose the young Russian.
We’re all familiar with the Logan Mailloux situation, which has caused quite a stir in the past. Choosing a KHL prospect in Russia, in the middle of a war, who technically can’t join the organization until 2026, doesn’t seem to be an option for Hughes.
He could therefore be tempted to trade this pick to either move up the standings, or get two first-round picks a little further down the line. The CH general manager hasn’t ruled out the possibility of trading this 5th pick, but he doesn’t seem to be as adept at backing down as Marc Bergevin might have been.
A Red Wings fan has put forward an interesting trade proposal for the famous 5th pick between the two teams. He’s offering the Wings ‘ 9th, 17th and 43rd picks for the CH’s 5th and 133rd.
It should be pointed out that trading #5 is only available if Michkov remains available at pick #5 and the CH doesn’t want to have to deal with this dilemma…
Even though the Panthers’ pick will be among the last four, the CH could compensate by picking up, among others, the 17th pick, which would have been the Panthers’ if they didn’t go through the second round.
Alternatively, the CH could draft Carey Pr… Caden Price, excuse me. He’s an interesting defenseman with the Kelowna Rockets.
Moncton Wildcats defenseman Étienne Morin is also an intriguing choice, having led his team in scoring this season with 72 points in 67 games…
He finished third among QMJHL defensemen and the league’s top scorer among undrafted defensemen.
Pretty impressive, don’t you think?
Plus, Detroit has three consecutive second-round picks (41st, 42nd and 43rd), so parting with one of those wouldn’t hurt Steve Yzerman too much.
As I mentioned earlier, the possibilities for Hughes are enormous. I trust the CH GM to do what’s best for the organization.
– Was he right to be angry, in your opinion?
Angry Paul Maurice ™ pic.twitter.com/hqjvSgETVE
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 19, 2023
– The Lakers unfortunately lost Game 2 to the Nuggets and lose the series 2-0.
LeBron James now has 2,000 playoff assists, No. 2 all-time in playoff assists. 👑👑
– Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) May 19, 2023
– For those of you who’d like to relive a great basketball game, do yourself a favor.
FULL GAME: 2016 NBA Finals Game 7 Cavs vs. Warriors pic.twitter.com/vLn5T9QHYX
– ThrowbackHoops (@ThrowbackHoops) May 18, 2023
– His 20 points in 7 games at this tournament help the young American establish himself as a top-five draft prospect.
“I saw Will Smith play at the World Under-18, he has elite game vision!” – Jean-Philippe Glaude pic.twitter.com/5iyYG4Ui3P
– L’Antichambre (@Antichambre) May 19, 2023
– One to watch.
Hearing Rangers have permission to talk to TOR assistant Spencer Carbery. That’s three teams believed to be speaking to him: ANA, NYR & WASH
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 19, 2023