Major Trade Proposal Received by the Canadiens: The Predators' True Target Revealed, and It's Quite a Surprise"
BY ELLIOT BEN JACOB JULY 18, 2023 (9:59 PM)
According to various sources, the trade offer notably included young goaltender Yaroslav Askarov as well as the 15th overall pick from the Preds.
New twist in this case
In the past few hours, the excellent Nicolas Cloutier, from TVA Sports, published a solid report, in which we learn new very interesting information related to this trade offer.
See the excerpt in question:
Wow! That's quite a revelation. Let's just say the choice of the Montreal Canadiens and their leaders is becoming more and more clear.
The vast majority of experts took for granted that the Preds wanted Matvei Michkov, but apparently, it was indeed David Reinbacher they absolutely wanted and saw a huge potential in.
They were willing to pay a lot to get him.
We love it.
Interestingly, it seems that there was possibly not a clear top-4, but rather a clear top-5 in this 2023 NHL Draft. And Kent Hughes had the perfect platform to get his hands on Reinbacher, the best defender of the selection session.
It seems that the Montreal Canadiens made a solid choice and that several other teams would have done the same.
Strongly recommended reading and credit: