Major transaction coming in the next few days? Mike Grier has made a huge statement that has many CH fans dreaming

Published June 26, 2023 at 8:22 PM
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In recent weeks, several journalists have reported that the Montreal Canadiens' general manager, Kent Hughes, has been actively looking to move up into the top 4 in the upcoming draft. Curtis Pashelka, who works for The Mercury News, notably reported a major development in the last few hours following a conversation with Mike Grier.

Indeed, according to the San Jose Sharks' general manager, the Californian team would be open to the idea of trading the 4th overall pick in order to move down a few spots. A transaction with the Canadiens could therefore be very feasible knowing that the Habs will make their selection directly after San Jose's.

San Jose Sharks general manager Mike Grier has stated that he is officially ready to move back in the first round of the NHL draft on Wednesday, but he doesn't want to drop that far either.

If the Canadiens do not wish to draft Russian phenomenon Matvei Michkov, the opportunity to select among the top four ranks and to land a top centre like Adam Fantilli, Leo Carlsson or Will Smith would be an incredible opportunity for the organization.


It's very interesting to see that the Sharks are open to the idea of moving down a few spots when we know that Kent Hughes is really keen on acquiring one of the top four players from the 2023 draft class.

Moreover, according to numerous sources, Mike Grier is very fond of American forward Ryan Leonard and Austrian defenseman David Reinbacher. He also wouldn't close the door on selecting the draft's most controversial player, Matvei Michkov. Therefore, it is very likely that Mike Grier will make a transaction with the Canadiens in the next few hours.

Do you believe that Kent Hughes should offer the 5th and 31st overall picks in order to be able to obtain the 4th pick on Wednesday night?


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Major transaction coming in the next few days? Mike Grier has made a huge statement that has many CH fans dreaming

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