Connor Bedard Lottery: The Habs are in a better place than they think

Published December 22, 2022 at 4:52 PM

Despite a record of 500 (15-15-3), the Canadiens have been impressive since the beginning of the season. The goaltending has been a big part of that, as Jake Allen and Samuel Montembeault have been brilliant more often than not.

What can we say about Suzuki's trio? The three youngsters led the team's attack with opportunism. So much so that some fans, who want the team to lose at all costs to have the best possible chance of drafting Connor Bedard, are disappointed with the way things turned out.

However, nothing is over and there is still a lot of hockey to be played. As Marc-Olivier Beaudoin mentions, the Habs have the ninth best lottery ticket right now, just four points out of sixth. Moreover, their schedule is considered the most difficult until the end of the campaign. Finally, it could very well be that a few veterans will be sacrificed by Kent Hughes between now and the trade deadline, which will weaken the team even more.

Opinions are sharply divided as to whether the Habs should win as many games as possible to help the youngsters grow, or lose to have the best chance of selecting Connor Bedard. One thing is for sure, we are having a good show right now and that is all that matters, win or lose.
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Connor Bedard Lottery: The Habs are in a better place than they think

Would you rather the Habs lose as many games as possible by the end of the season?

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