And in French: https://t.co/Q2v4xdGpfU
– Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) June 5, 2023
When I’m asked whether I’d like to see the Habs draft Matvei Michkov fifth overall in the next draft – if he’s available – or what decision I’d make if I were an executive, I often hesitate.
Why? Because I’m missing important data.
Of course, that’s always the case since I don’t work for the CH. That said, it’s even more obvious in the case of Matvei Michkov, given his importance and the situation in Russia.
And today, an article in The Athletic, by Arpon Basu, has just given me something I dread. And what’s that? It tells us that Nick Bobrov, a Russian man, has not been able to set foot in Russia this season.
Does this mean the Montreal Canadiens should avoid, for that reason alone, drafting a player who has the potential to single-handedly change the CH’s offense?
But what it should do is add itself to the “against” category when it comes time to draw up a table to determine the pros and cons of selecting Michkov in the next draft, which will take place at the end of the month.
Mathias Brunet questions the young player’s attitude → https://t.co/IkhaLKfoJb
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) May 31, 2023
After all, it’s one thing to know he’s away for three years. But it’s another thing entirely to know that his development, during that time, would be placed in the hands of a Russian club that knows it’s about to lose its crown jewel.
After all, a player who plays in the NCAA or the CHL gets a visit from Francis Bouillon or another member of the development team. And if Michkov can’t get the same treatment, that’s a disadvantage.
Part 3 of a look at the best options available for the Sharks with the No. 4 pick in the 2023 NHL draft:
This is the case for Matvei Michkov …
– Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) June 5, 2023
The Remparts announce that they will be celebrating with their fans tonight, 5 p.m., at Place Jean-Béliveau. #lesoleil
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) June 5, 2023
– Oh well
You know, when words don’t come out, you can quote other people’s words.
– Michel Laprise (@MLapriseRDS) June 5, 2023
That’s a good one.
Leafs fans when players around the league sign team-friendly contracts 😅
– /r/Habs (@HabsOnReddit) June 5, 2023
With his new eight-year, $62.8M contract, Cole Caufield officially becomes the Canadiens’ third-highest earner! 🤑 pic.twitter.com/BjLjwjbvvm
– RDS (@RDSca) June 5, 2023