There’s increasing talk of the Habs moving up to the top-4 in the draft.
– Charles-Alexis Brisebois (@Charles__Alexis) June 15, 2023
Slowly but surely, we’re getting closer to the fateful day.
Of course, it’s the start of the first round that interests us most, as the Montreal Canadiens hold an excellent draft pick for the second year in a row.
So the opportunity is there, and it’s also a great one, to draft another top young prospect who will hopefully be one of the stars of the Bleu Blanc Rouge in the future.
That’s why there’s so much debate about who the CH should draft, and who the CH will ultimately draft.
So we can’t know exactly which player the Tricolore is targeting, considering all the possibilities.
In short, it’s hard for CH fans to know whether Smith would be a good choice or not at this point.
I had similar concerns with Wright…and am still not convinced that either will be centers in the NHL. Maybe they can transform their games enough to make the adjustment but it is not easy to play a top-two center role in the NHL…you HAVE to work.
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) June 17, 2023
McGagg explains that Smith has incredible offensive qualities when in possession of the puck, but is unfortunately not very hard-working and not very useful when he doesn’t have the puck.
The former scout also asserts that, in his eyes, there was no player with Smith’s style of play and skills on any of the teams in the NHL’s playoff Final Four.
A talented guy who doesn’t compete as much when he’s not in possession of the puck.
We remember how McGagg didn’t want to see the CH draft Wright, and how he much preferred Juraj Slafkovsky, who ended up being the Tricolore’s choice.
Since then, Slafkovsky hasn’t broken anything in his rookie season, but the same goes for Wright, who has struggled mightily over the course of the season.
In short, Smith is a very fine prospect, but he’s definitely not a unanimous top-5 pick in the next draft for everyone.
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