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An additional workload is added for Kent Hughes

Published May 7, 2024 at 1:30 PM

The general manager of the Canadiens, Kent Hughes, has his work cut out for him to improve the team this summer. He also needs to keep an eye on the Laval Rocket, manage the draft, and the free-agent market.

Fortunately for him, there aren't many contract signings to be made, which gives him more time for other tasks.

However, new information has just emerged, as Jeff Dickerson, the new owner of the Trois-Rivières Lions, wants Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton to be involved in decisions.

"The Lions want to ensure that the Canadiens have a say in who will lead the club next year." - Félix Forget

Last year, Ron Choules took over the team as GM and head coach, and he did a tremendous job under the circumstances. However, this cannot continue in the eyes of the owner, and new staff will need to be hired.

"Recall that Ron Choules (who is the GM and head coach of the Lions) navigated an almost impossible situation to bring his team to the playoffs (in 2023-2024). Dickerson seems to want to keep his services, but he also wants the Canadiens to have a say in the identity of the coach." - Forget

This means that Kent Hughes will have his eyes on all three levels of the organization, namely the NHL, AHL, and ECHL. It's starting to become a lot.

Even though it's rare to see a player from the ECHL become a regular in the NHL, it happens, and opportunities should not be missed when they arise. With the input of Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton, the Canadiens' affiliate club will increase its chances of being well-led.

May 7   |   152 answers
An additional workload is added for Kent Hughes

In your opinion, should Kent Hughes have to extend his tasks all the way to the ECHL?

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