Canadiens draft: 5th overall pick in a twist of fate

BY MARCO    JUNE 20, 2023  (3:37 PM)
Over the past few weeks, we've heard plenty of rumors, all pointing in the same direction: that Kent Hughes is trying to move up his draft rank to get Will Smith.

However, we've just learned that this isn't the only strategy Kent Hughes is looking at.

According to Eric Engels, it's just as plausible, if not more so, for Kent Hughes to drop down the rankings.

"We're told it's as likely, if not more likely, that they'll make a trade to move back (early in the first round of the draft)"





This statement has the effect of a real bombshell, when all the fans expect us to draft earlier or at No. 5. However, if Kent Hughes intends not to draft Matvei Michkov and turns to Ryan Leonard or David Reinbacher, this option makes a lot of sense.
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