Re: Alex Newhook trade
The success rate of a pick between 30th and 60th is relatively low.
– 11% are impact players (200 points or 10,000 min).
– 28% are support players
– 61% played less than 1000 min.
– Alexandre Pratt (@alexandrepratt) June 27, 2023
It’s no secret that the Habs won’t be doing much talking in the early rounds of the draft. In fact, of the first 68 speaking rights, the Habs have just one: the fifth.
That’s quite a pick to have, though.
Of course, you know that he had two, but that the Panthers’ pick headed to Colorado, along with the CH’s second-round pick and Gianni Fairbrother, to get his hands on Alex Newhook, whose name has already been circulating in Montreal.
So, for the time being, Hughes has kept the two picks he inherited by virtue of the rankings – Juraj Slafkovsky in 2022 and the fifth pick tonight.
He used the Flames’ pick (Tyler Toffoli) to draft Filip Mesar, and it’s too early to tell what he’ll do with the Flames’ other pick, the one from the Sean Monahan trade.
And the GM traded the Islanders’ and Panthers’ picks for better bets – established guys from the 2019 draft, but who needed a little change of scenery. #Dach #Newhook
In both cases, you’ll notice that the GM used the pick to get his hands on an excellent young center who deserved a change of scenery. Two in two is a pattern.
Kent Hughes isn’t afraid to move first-round picks. He’s already acquired four since arriving in town, which is four times more than Marc Bergevin did when he was with the CH.
It was in this situation that Bergevin traded his only first-round pick. He sent the Canes’ pick to Arizona for Christian Dvorak.
And let’s just say it doesn’t have the same effect as the Dach or Newhook trade.
I don’t understand the NHL trade market right now, but I just don’t see how Dvorak has any value compared to what some others have moved for.
– Dan Kramer (@DanKramerHabs) June 28, 2023
Of course, Bergevin did manage to get some. Nick Suzuki, Phillip Danault, Christian Dvorak and Jesperi Kotkaniemi came to town under the previous administration. Sebastian Aho was added to the list… for a week.
He’s now part of a club with a big center line. Anze Kopitar (drafted), Phillip Danault (signed) and Pierre-Luc Dubois (traded) form a dominant center line in L.A.
Kent Hughes, meanwhile, already has two trophies on his mantelpiece… but that cost first-round picks. We’ll see in the coming years what’s best between the two mentalities.
– Will he be traded on his birthday?
Happy birthday, Eddy!
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) June 28, 2023
– Interesting observation.
For those who say that without a hard salary cap, a pro sports league will be dominated by the top payroll teams. pic.twitter.com/7QTy9pIEl0
– Allan Walsh (@walsha) June 27, 2023
– A bit of context.
I’m just over 5 feet 10 inches tall. I never thought I’d have to answer that question here, but I understand the motive behind it.
You guys are such Sherlocks. https://t.co/VglkaU02Qu
– Anthony Martineau (@Antho_Martineau) June 28, 2023
– Even if we don’t talk about him much, it’s his day.
Expectations don’t weigh on Connor Bedard ♂️ pic.twitter.com/1byTIXwqQ1
– BarDown (@BarDown) June 28, 2023
Looks like the Habs have 13 back to back games next season
Help us Jim Ramsay, you’re our only hope https://t.co/Y65vDpz79T
– /r/Habs (@HabsOnReddit) June 28, 2023