If nothing happened yesterday, expect more action today at the draft → https://t.co/HpMRc7oFnR
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) June 29, 2023
Not that it was necessarily a surprise, but the Habs’ selection of David Reinbacher had many fans and pundits wondering. After all, Matvei Michkov was still available and many claimed that Kent Hughes was interested in the young Russian player.
We agree that the organization really had the youngster at heart. That’s one of the reasons they turned down a deal to bring Yaroslav Askarov to town.
A visual was shown of Kent Hughes talking with Bill Armstrong of the @ArizonaCoyotes as the @CanadiensMTL attempted to obtain another third-round pick, without success. The player identified was Mathieu Cataford, I’m told. He was eventually drafted by Vegas.
– Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 29, 2023
Cataford is from Quebec and last year, he played with the Halifax Mooseheads. He had a good season, collecting 75 points, including 31 goals, in 68 games. During the team’s long playoff run, the 18-year-old collected 13 points in 21 games.
The Quebecer was finally selected 77th overall by the Vegas Golden Knights. The Coyotes’ choice (and possibly the choice discussed by both general managers) was 81st. Kelly McCrimmon was quicker than his Montreal counterpart.
Although Hughes failed to land a homegrown player with the Coyotes’ pick, he made up for it by selecting Quentin Miller, a native of the metropolis.
– Big news in women’s field hockey.
Big news in the world of women’s field hockey. The PHF, which includes the Montreal Force, is changing hands. https://t.co/tdRiaqXdXk
– Olivier Paradis-Lemieux (@OliParle) June 30, 2023
– Interesting reading.
Jordan Tourigny has many sources of inspiration around himhttps://t.co/gsWLQ02Wpb
– steve turcotte (@steveturcotte) June 29, 2023
– 98.5 Sports (@985Sports) June 30, 2023
– Fans too.
– Field hockey Inside/Out (@HabsIO) June 30, 2023
– Le Tigre takes a bow.