So the Canadiens wouldn’t be the only team hesitating → https://t.co/31jAP8bCJd
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) June 7, 2023
Matvei Michkov is such a special case. This morning, we learned that he would refuse to talk to certain teams before the draft, as if the Russian wanted to influence his next destination…
And it’s enough to make you sit up and take notice. After all, there’s so much uncertainty surrounding Michkov’s geopolitical and contractual situation in Russia that it’s hard to get a clear picture of his future in the NHL.
Undeniably, Michkov is one of the most talented players in the upcoming draft. Let’s face it, that’s the main reason why his name is getting so much attention.
But now… let’s just say it could get even more complicated. Yes, for those who are wondering, it does seem possible.
“Vladimir Putin is studying the possibility of banning young Russian players from playing in America,” the TVA Sports journalist confided. And that, you understand, may scare the various NHL general managers.
The subject had been raised recently… But to see that Putin is still studying the possibility is not a good sign for the future.
And it certainly won’t help the various experts, who were already reluctant to see him selected in the top-10 :
We also know that the young player’s plan is to continue developing in the KHL after being drafted, even if the Continental Hockey League isn’t exactly a development-oriented league.
Once again, these are questions that remain unanswered for the time being, and that’s exactly what can sow doubt in the minds of NHL executives. Yes, it’s all very well to aim for a home run…
I can’t wait to see which team decides to take him in the next draft.
– Hmm. Interesting point of view.
Quinton Byfield is a young former 2nd overall pick that hasn’t broken out yet… He would be an interesting target if for the Montreal Canadiens if they can’t land Dubois. #tsn690
– Mitch Gallo (@MitchyGallo) June 16, 2023
– Please note.
The Winnipeg Ice have been sold
– Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 16, 2023
– The Océanic has a new GM.
– Sad news in the NFL world.