Habsent Minded: What about David Reinbacher? NL IceData Draft Special with Thibaud Chatelhttps://t.co/uqYtEWGzOI
– Eyes On The Prize (@HabsEOTP) June 18, 2023
This long-awaited event will finally let us know who the Montreal Canadiens will select with their fifth overall pick(obviously if he isn’t traded up or even down in the draft).
Gone will be the “Will the CH take a chance on Matvei Michkov? and the “Is Will Smith THE Habs’ target? to name but a few.
In the meantime, however, it’s hard not to analyze and overanalyze every prospect who could be the Tricolore’s pick.
It’s a name that was rather unknown a few months ago, but for some has become public enemy number one in Montreal.
The vast majority of CH fans, including myself, don’t want to see the CH draft the Austrian defenseman, considering the offensive talent present in this draft.
“The weird thing about Reinbacher is that you watch him play and you feel like you’re looking at the end product. It’s pretty rare to see a young man be so confident in his game and make so few mistakes with the puck.” – Thibaud Chatel
What’s most striking about Chatel’s comments on Reinbacher is that, for him, the Austrian defender is exactly the kind of elite, reliable player you need in your team to win the Cup.
Chatel explains that he would be very excited about Reinbacher’s selection if he were the Montreal Canadiens.
Still, Reinbacher seems to be a defenseman who will easily establish himself in the NHL, but who won’t become a star, considering he doesn’t seem to have such a high ceiling.
And that’s where I think his selection would frustrate a lot of Montreal fans considering the other options (forwards) that would still be available at #5 along with Reinbacher.
– Here’s a ranking (to be taken lightly) based on Thibaud Chatel’s model.
Throwing it to the wolves.
2023 NHL Draft top32 according to the model.
Lots more explanations in the coming days.
Bedard not being 1st is a testimony of how historical Michkov’s and Fantilli’s seasons have been, playing in non-junior leagues. pic.twitter.com/jliD7ScH2m
– Thibaud Chatel (@Thibaud_Chatel) June 15, 2023
– For those interested.
Let me answer a couple of questions now that I invariably get:
I don’t know who the Habs take at five as I don’t know how the top 4 will go.
I like Leonard, Dvorsky or Reinbacher to the Habs personally if they’re there but will he happy with whoever they take.
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) June 18, 2023
– Analysis of another draft prospect.
– Toutsurlehockey.com (@Toutsurlehockey) June 18, 2023
– Of course, you shouldn’t believe everything you see on social networks.
1 big fake https://t.co/z8Q53I8BPg
– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) June 18, 2023
– Sad news in the NBA.
After a 17-year career and three Sixth Man of the Year awards, the total points leader off the bench in NBA history Lou Williams will officially retire.
– AlleyOop360 (@AlleyOop360) June 18, 2023
– Beautiful moment.
The best thing you’ll see today, and maybe for a while ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Gnk5Mxq0Bs
– TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 18, 2023