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Major and disturbing statement by Juraj Slafkovsky in relation to the draft

Published May 4, 2023 at 2:50 PM
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Against all odds, the Canadiens made Juraj Slafkovsky the first overall pick in 2022, when the pre-destined pick for years was Shane Wright. Slaf's performance at the World Championship and his maturity made Kent Hughes and his team not hesitate to select him.

Was this a good idea? At first glance, we don't know. His usage was limited this season and he was out for half the season. Time will tell.

Appearing on Chris Nilan's podcast, Raw Knuckles, Slafkovsky revealed some troubling details about the pre-recruitment interview process.

Indeed, the forward had such a bad feeling with other teams that he wondered if he would even be drafted. He described their approach as cold and unconvincing.


It's pretty disturbing to know that a player of his caliber, size and personality would be so unconfident because of the lack of interest from some teams.


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Major and disturbing statement by Juraj Slafkovsky in relation to the draft

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