Canadiens fans mostly wish for this scenario to happen in the draft, and it would be completely crazy

Published April 27, 2023 at 9:46
BY ELIAS ADAIME
The first round of the draft will be an extremely important day for the Canadiens, with big decisions to be made in terms of selections and potential trades.

On one hand, the organization will have two choices to make in the top 20 of the draft, one of which is guaranteed to be in the top seven selections.

Of course, if luck is on the Canadiens' side, with their 8.5% chance in the lottery, the team will land a future generational talent in Connor Bedard. There's also an 8.6% chance of the Habs being drafted second overall.

However, the most likely scenario is that the club will select at the 5th or 6th spot, with a 68.5% probability. The worst outcome would be for Kent Hughes and his team to drop two spots and fall to 7th, which represents a 14.2% chance.


All of this indicates just how closely watched the NHL lottery, taking place on May 8th, will be by Canadiens fans.

In the event that the club doesn't win the first overall pick, but has a chance to choose at the fifth spot, most Canadiens fans have a very specific scenario in mind for this famous first-round day.

Here's the dream scenario for CH fans:

1 - Draft Matvei Michkov in 5th overall, if he's available.

2 - Trade Florida's 1st round pick and more to Winnipeg for Pierre-Luc Dubois and a long-term agreement worth around 8 million annually.


Of over 2000 votes, 77% of fans love or would be satisfied with this scenario on June 28th.

It's undeniable that the Canadiens would make a huge impact both in the short and long term. Kent Hughes would add a major piece to the current lineup with Dubois in the top six, capable of playing center or wing. With Suzuki and Caufield, and then Dach and Dubois, there would be two excellent duos on the top two lines for next year. They would just need to find the ideal third partner to play with them.

At the same time, by adding the Quebec-born forward to the team, they would buy peace of mind for the three years Michkov has left on his contract with SKA St. Petersburg in Russia.

This situation would give the Canadiens a huge advantage when he arrives in North America. He would have to sign an entry-level contract in the NHL, which means he would have a salary under $1.0M for his first steps in the league.

As another possible future generational talent, remember that several experts believe he is the best Russian prospect since Alexander Ovechkin! Imagine adding such a talent, already ready to dominate at 21 years old, with an entry-level NHL contract. It would be a golden opportunity for the Canadiens.

How would you feel if the Montreal Canadiens were to make this scenario a reality on June 28th?
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