Dany Dubé Confirms a Massive Canadiens Draft Rumour

Published April 27, 2023 at 7:28 PM
BY ELIAS ADAIME
Although the regular season has been over for just two weeks, many analysts are speculating about the next personnel moves that the Canadiens' management will make.

Trade Incoming



Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton are indeed guaranteed to pick during the first seven selections at the upcoming draft, but if the Panthers are eliminated in the first round, trailing 3-2 in their series against the Bruins, the Canadiens would also have the 17th overall pick.

During an appearance on the show "Les Amateurs de sports," Dany Dubé stated that Kent Hughes will be very active this summer, wanting to bring immediate reinforcements for Martin St-Louis:


"The Canadiens are going to make moves, that's for sure! They have too many draft picks, and they'll want to speed up the rebuilding process."

So, we can expect a trade from the Canadiens when the playoffs come to an end or perhaps even on June 28th during the draft.

Let's remember that last summer, the Canadiens' general manager surprised everyone by making two trades just minutes after selecting Juraj Slafkovsky. The Canadiens first traded defenseman Alexander Romanov and the 98th overall pick to acquire the 13th pick. They then sent the 13th and 66th picks to the Blackhawks in exchange for young forward Kirby Dach.

In a draft filled with talented players, it wouldn't be surprising if Kent Hughes uses the Panthers' pick to try to acquire an established player like Pierre-Luc Dubois or even a young player who is taking longer to develop, like Alexis Lafrenière.

One thing is for sure, fans can expect a summer full of twists and turns!


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