Management feels confident with coaching group → https://t.co/TPbWOGr4CC
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) April 14, 2023
As you know, the draft won’t be easy for the Habs. After all, there’s a top-5 talent pool (Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli, Leo Carlsson, Will Smith and Matvei Michkov), so the CH will have a chance to draft one of them.
But since Michkov is likely to be the one who slips, and the CH’s management probably doesn’t want anything to do with drafting him, that’s a problem.
Of course, there’s a world out there where the CH comes out of the “honorary top-5”, but at the end of the day, consider this: next year’s draft may not be as talented in terms of top prospects.
All that to say, the Habs know that the club’s top pick is likely the last big prospect to be drafted, if all goes well. It’s understandable that management doesn’t want to miss out.
And it’s also understandable why they’d want a Smith or Carlsson.
That’s why it makes sense thatRadio-Canada’s Alexandre Gascon has written a piece in which he mentions that the Habs are doing what it takes to get in the draft.
The Sharks’ pick (fourth overall) is said to be in the club’s sights.
“Right now, the Habs are doing everything they can to try and move up to fourth. They’re very aggressive” – a field hockey man who keeps it anonymous tse
I’m not telling you what I know, but what I’ve heard. https://t.co/lG4L896wLc
– Alexandre Gascon (@GasconAlexandre) June 14, 2023
We just don’t know if the CH GM is willing to pay the asking price… or if the Sharks want to make a move. After all, as we’ve just said, the #5 spot in this year’s draft is a tough one.
It’s possible that the Sharks will be happy with their choice.
I have a feeling that if they do, it’s because San Jose wants to draft Michkov. Because if not, why go down in the draft for a player significantly less talented than the one available at No. 4?
I also wonder if Kent Hughes would be willing to do it (move up one spot) for Smith alone, or if it could be done for Carlsson too. We’ll have to keep an eye on that.
Heading to Pittsburgh for former Leaf Jason Spezza! pic.twitter.com/n3yaoEkZuu
– RDS (@RDSca) June 14, 2023
– Well done.
F1 x #GoHabsGo
Montreal #Canadiens Nick Suzuki and Kaiden Guhle will be on the ice in Brossard with Guenther Steiner from the Haas F1 team this afternoon as Grand Prix festivities begin in Montreal ahead this weekend’s race.
– Priyanta Emrith (@HabsInHighHeels) June 14, 2023
– There’s always something going on.
An ejection, a comeback, booing and the Mets’ ninth loss in 10 games. https://t.co/dLcbaquYYb
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) June 14, 2023
– It’s going to be a bumpy ride in Ottawa. [98.5 FM]
– The party is on in Vegas.
Jack Eichel took Lord Stanley’s mug clubbing last night. 🕺🏻
– TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 14, 2023