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Excellent news for Martin St-Louis and the Montreal Canadiens

Published March 24, 2024 at 1:00 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Martin St-Louis and the Montreal Canadiens received some good news this Sunday morning. Without even playing, their position in the NHL standings has shifted in their favor.

I'm not a fan of the reverse standings mentality, believing that losing is necessary to draft as high as possible. I think it's important for young players to learn to win as well, but in this case, it's the best of both worlds.

The Canadiens didn't play on Saturday night, which is rare. However, both the Ottawa Senators and the Arizona Coyotes won their games, surpassing the Canadiens in the overall standings.

26. ARIZONA - 63 POINTS IN 70 GAMES


OTTAWA - 62 POINTS IN 69 GAMES

MONTREAL - 62 POINTS IN 69 GAMES (fewer wins)

COLUMBUS - 58 POINTS IN 70 GAMES

ANAHEIM - 51 POINTS IN 70 GAMES


This means that the Canadiens are currently in the 5th position in the draft order and have a real chance of selecting in the top 5 once again.

We know how significant the difference between the top 5 picks in an NHL draft and the rest can be, so if the team is going through a difficult season, they might as well take advantage of it one last time!

Several highly promising forwards will be featured in this ranking, and Kent Hughes could provide quality reinforcements to Martin St-Louis.

Of course, the season isn't over yet. There's still a lot of hockey to be played before we can have a clearer idea of the Canadiens' chances of drafting in the top 5. However, with Martin St-Louis out and some players still injured, let's just say the chances are looking good.

Source HabsolumentFan: Le Canadien a connu une excellente soirée
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