An expert decides to redo the 2022 draft, and the new position of Juraj Slafkovsky is extremely interesting
BY ELIAS NOVEMBER 11, 2023 (12:48)
We can still say that his progression is following its normal course despite everything and, as reported by Raphaël Simard from the site Danslescoulisses.com, Slafkovsky is still the best player of his draft class.
At least, that's the opinion of the site The Athletic, which had fun revisiting the 2022 draft session, and we can see that there are not many changes in the top 5.
Even though it is still too early to analyze this draft, we can say that this first session of the new management of the Canadiens has huge potential because no less than three players have been ranked among the top 32 picks.
We find, of course, Slafkovsky at the top of the list but also Lane Hutson (25th) and Owen Beck (29th).
We saw Beck evolve a bit last year, when he played a game with the Canadiens and also represented Canada at the World Junior Championship, and many experts claim that Lane Hutson should have been a first-round pick.
Since the start of the season, the small American defenseman has collected five points in as many games with the Boston University team in the NCAA and he should represent the United States at the next junior world championship. Let's bet that many CH fans are already very eager to see him in the blue, white, and red uniform.
Finally, it must be mentioned that a certain Jiri Kulich is in 14th position and let me remind you that the Canadiens preferred Filip Mesar with the 26th pick. The Buffalo Sabres jumped at the chance to draft Kulich two ranks later and the latter is having an excellent start to the season with the Sabres' AHL farm team.
Do you believe that Juraj Slafkovsky will reach the 30-point mark this season?
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