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Canadiens' draft: A Kent Hughes robbery and a journalist's crazy statement

Published August 3, 2023 at 9:17
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First-round draft picks have been a pity with the Habs for far too many years. It's been a little better lately, but there's still some grumbling among fans, especially in the last two years.

However, some gems are found a little later in the draft, as in the case of Brendan Gallagher in the 5th round, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard in the 7th round, Owen Beck in the 2nd round and, above all, Lane Hutson, 62nd overall.

Reporter Tony Ferrari of The Hockey News praised the defenseman, calling him electrifying.

"Hockey's most dynamic blue-line prospect, Lane Hutson. He's a spectacular play-making machine. He's an elite skater with a cerebral mentality and offensive intuition worthy of a high-end forward.


Hutson is one of hockey's most exciting prospects. He should be one of the favorites to win the Hobey Baker Trophy in what will probably be his last year in the NCAA, with Boston University.

Every week, he embarrasses his opponents. His creativity is on a par with the Cale Makars and Quinn Hughes of this world."

Ferrari doesn't cover the Canadiens' activities, so he's not biased.

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Canadiens' draft: A Kent Hughes robbery and a journalist's crazy statement

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