2. Montreal Canadiens
Top 5 Skaters: Reinbacher, Slafkovsky, Guhle, Hutson and Barron
An excellent pool with nearly 30 potential NHL pieces in it. Few teams have that type of arsenal of high caliber pieces in the system.
– Byron Bader (@ByronMBader) July 5, 2023
In fact, according to Byron Bader’s model, the CH has the second-best prospect bank in the NHL.
According to @ByronMBader, the Montreal Canadiens have the second-best prospect pool strength in the entire NHL.
David Reinbacher, Kaiden Guhle, and Juraj Slafkovsky, among others, lead the charge for the #GoHabsGo.
– Montreal Hockey Now (@MTLhockeynow) July 5, 2023
This model analyzes each team’s prospects using historical comparisons to assign a potential to each of these prospects.
Byron Bader analyzes all this data to rank the NHL teams’ prospect banks.
The CH’s ranking really sheds light on the CH’s various prospects.
It should be noted that some players who have already played in the NHL, such as Juraj Slafkovsky, are still included in this list, which clearly helps the Tricolore’s cause.
Still, it’s really encouraging for the future of the Bleu Blanc Rouge.
What’s most impressive when analyzing Byron Bader’s model is that the CH would have close to 30 prospects with NHL potential.
The only two problems with Bader’s model are the lack of top-notch prospects in front of the net, and the lack of prospects with superstar potential.
Indeed, in terms of goaltending, the CH has no Jesper Wallstedt or Yaroslav Askarov(although that’s close) prospects on its roster.
Drafting Matvei Michkov would certainly have helped, especially considering that the Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect bank has dropped from seventh to third in the model.
In short, the future looks bright in Montreal, and let’s hope some of these prospects reach their true NHL potential.
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