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The successor to Andrei Markov finally acquired by the Montreal Canadiens? Kent Hughes hit a home run with the selection of Lane Hutson

Published December 26, 2023 at 12:06
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Since Marc Bergevin let Andrei Markov go, the Canadiens' power play has suffered immensely. There's no quarterback, and the one they called 'the General' has never been replaced.

However, the successor to number 79 may already be in the organization. Lane Hutson has been turning heads since his selection in 2022, and many analysts agree that he could be the steal of that draft.

Currently at the World Juniors with the United States, Hutson continues to impress, so much so that Mike Johnson made quite a statement about him:

"TSN just showed clips of Lane Hutson in the Canada VS USA exhibition game.


Mike Johnson called Hutson the Habs PP QB of the future, the one who'll replace what they've been missing since Andrei Markov."

Lane's talent is not in question. It's his size that still concerns analysts today. That's why he slipped to the 62nd overall pick.

I have a feeling we'll have to wait until we see him in the NHL before his qualities are finally recognized by everyone. Personally, I believe that if Quinn Hughes can be as dominant with a little more height, I don't see why Hutson couldn't also become an elite defenseman in the NHL.

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The successor to Andrei Markov finally acquired by the Montreal Canadiens? Kent Hughes hit a home run with the selection of Lane Hutson

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