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Very interesting statement by Kent Hughes on the CH's "tanking" plans to get the best possible draft pick

Published January 18, 2023 at 7:29 PM
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With the playoff race no longer an option for the Habs for several weeks now, fans and possibly many of the club's executives are now turning their attention to getting the best possible pick in the upcoming draft.

Many fans are dreaming of a Connor Bedard or another future NHL star in the Tricolore uniform and Kent Hughes, like any good manager, wants to take advantage of this difficult season to get the best possible talent in the next draft.

When asked about development, culture and the desire to get a high draft pick, Kent Hughes admitted that it was difficult to juggle all of these elements at the same time.

"I told Marty, we've gotten to a point where wins are only good to a point and losses are only bad to a point." - Kent Hughes via Eric Engels



Without entering into a desire to tank with his roster, Hughes has high hopes of reaching the right balance point between a sustainable culture for his organization and getting the best possible probability of winning the lottery.

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January 18   |   71 answers
Very interesting statement by Kent Hughes on the CH's "tanking" plans to get the best possible draft pick

Will you prioritize the development of CH players this year or the best possible selection in the next draft?

Development of the young players2129.6 %
Best possible draft selection1521.1 %
A balance between both3549.3 %
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