2/3 – We’ve met a lot of teams in the last few days. We had a very tight schedule, but we tried to be respectful of every club that was interested in him.
– Anthony Martineau (@Antho_Martineau) June 28, 2023
I’ve been smiling ever since… because, like everyone else, I can’t wait to see what happens tonight.
Most of all, we’re keeping an eye on what’s going on with Matvei Michkov. After all, we’ve been saying it a lot over the last few days: he’s the superstar of this year’s draft.
The latest news is that…
No. We don’t know very much, actually. There’s so much uncertainty surrounding the young Russian player and his next destination that, in the end, nobody knows what to think.
It’s probably the first time I’ve seen that in a draft. We’re not even talking about Connor Bedard, so much so that Michkov’s name is generating interest all over the NHL… And yet, Bedsy is the best NHL prospect since Connor McDavid.
Anthony Martineau, who is currently in Nashville, posted an interesting tweet in the last hour. He managed to speak with Michkov’s agent, Max Moliver, who told TVA Sports that the meeting between the player and the CH went well.
We knew that Kent Hughes liked the impression Michkov gave during the interview in question. But it’s getting to the point where the youngster’s agent feels that the Habs are “really interested” in him (speaking of Michkov) because things went so well with CH management.
Well, these are certainly interesting comments for the CH and for those who would like to see the Russian arrive in Montreal…
There really is a world out there where Mishkov isn’t around when the Habs take to the podium to announce their pick. In that light, the CH could end up with Adam Fantilli, Leo Carlsson or Will Smith…
And the latter made a point of reminding Georges Laraque that he’d really like to wear the Flanelle uniform, because playing for the Habs would be special :
Since yesterday, @GeorgesLaraque has had the chance to chat with many of the top prospects in the upcoming draft. Will Smith revealed to him that, for many reasons, he’d like to play for the Habs.
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) June 28, 2023
It’s about time, you might say… And I agree. We’ve been talking for weeks about the thousand and one possibilities open to the CH, and tonight we’ll finally have the answer to our questions.
That said… I’ll ask the question one last time. I promise.
– Adding fuel to the fire :
The fate of our franchise in their hands. All I can say is when we mentioned Michkov, we saw a little smile 👀 pic.twitter.com/0SsYgF3nJZ
– Habs Fan TV (@habsfantv_) June 28, 2023
– Alex Newhook is leaving the Avalanche with a heavy heart.
Alex Newhook says farewell.
“Going to miss this team and place. Champs forever.” pic.twitter.com/1PUMLQl3ry
– Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) June 28, 2023
– Nice contract.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed forward Pontus Holmberg to a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension with an AAV of $800,000. pic.twitter.com/P5ynqHAmfu
– Complete Hockey News (@CompleteHkyNews) June 28, 2023
– Even Sami Zayn can’t wait.
The anticipation for this NHL Draft has been killing me.
– Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) June 28, 2023