POLLS     NHL     HABS

TRENDING NOW


Kent Hughes was ignored by a prospect, and it went unnoticed


PUBLICATION
David St-Jean
June 8, 2024  (2:12 PM)
SHARE THIS STORY
FOLLOW US




Konsta Helenius
Photo credit: NHL.com

Kent Hughes and his colleagues from the second floor were in Buffalo this week, meeting with numerous prospects.

Names like Cayden Lindstrom, Sacha Boisvert, and several others linked to the Canadiens shared their impressions of their meetings.
It's noteworthy that Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton are not always present at these meetings, so their presence usually indicates something positive.
However, there was one prospect who caught attention, but not necessarily for the best reasons. Despite this, things turned out well.
Konsta Helenius ignored Kent Hughes and the Canadiens initially, but he got a second chance.
"The Canadiens had sent a questionnaire to Konsta Helenius this season.

The young man just told me, laughing, that he forgot to respond.

He recently met with the Canadiens in Buffalo.

'Honestly, I think they like me!' " - Anthony Martineau

With Kent Hughes, it was overlooked, but one wonders if he had ignored a form from Lou Lamoriello, whether it would have been as easily forgiven.
Regardless, Helenius is expected to be drafted between the 10th and 15th pick, and the Canadiens are not likely in that range.
With prospects like Cayden Lindstrom, Ivan Demidov, Tij Iginla, Berkly Catton, and even Beckett Sennecke appearing to be on the Canadiens' radar, Helenius likely won't be a primary consideration unless he slips to the 26th pick.
POLL
JUNE 8   |   487 ANSWERS
Kent Hughes was ignored by a prospect, and it went unnoticed

Who do you think the Canadiens will select with the 5th pick?

Cayden Lindstrom19740.5 %
Berkly Catton255.1 %
Ivan Demidov14630 %
Tij Iginla11924.4 %
LIST OF POLLS
Latest 10 stories

ALLHABS.COM
COPYRIGHT @2024 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
TERMS  -  POLICIES  -  CONSENT