The Montreal Canadiens will maintain a solid waiver priority throughout the offseason.
But can the #GoHabsGo find another gem, such as Johnathan Kovacevic?
Here’s a closer look at the offseason waiver-wire priority list for the entire NHL:https://t.co/UTlPXtGD0G
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) June 17, 2023
With the 2022-2023 season officially behind us(well done Vegas Golden Knights), it’s time for the off-season, or more commonly known as the in-between season.
At the start of the off-season, what’s most closely watched is, of course, the draft (June 28-29), as well as just after the opening of the free agent market (July 1).
On the other hand, once the big rush is over – the one that approaches in late June/early July – it’s pretty quiet in the NHL, and the term off-season takes on its full meaning.
I’m talking about the ballot.
The latter doesn’t get as much attention as the draft or free agents, but it’s still something to keep an eye on, especially for a team like the Montreal Canadiens.
These players go through the ballot, however, and it’s here that the CH can unearth some pretty interesting players, as it has done in the past with Paul Byron and, more recently, Johnathan Kovacevic, among others.
Of course, the Tricolore wouldn’t get their hands on a star or a top-6 player via the ballot.
Unless you’re the exception of Eeli Tolvanen, who was passed over by several teams, including the CH, before landing in Seattle with the Kraken and establishing himself as one of the team’s key players.
In the wind
– Hershey Bears one win away from the Calder Cup.
The Hershey Bears win 1-0 and are one win away from the Calder Cup. Lots of emotion in the air. Hershey is a very special field hockey town. https://t.co/ELvhdDpzUU
– Anthony Marcotte (@anthonymarcotte) June 18, 2023
– Happy birthday, Marty!
– Stu Cowan (@StuCowan1) June 18, 2023
– CF Montreal mid-season report card.
CF Montreal | The mid-season bulletin https://t.co/TCH6Qo7BM8
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) June 18, 2023
– Geneviève Tardif (@tardifgen) June 18, 2023