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Kent Hughes ignites the web with a special statement on Juraj Slafkovsky and the first overall pick

Published July 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM
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We told you about it yesterday, but the Montreal Canadiens have a special meeting scheduled today with prospect Juraj Slafkovsky.

You read that right, Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton will be meeting with the young Slafkovsky today, on this very day of the draft. You can guess that there is a lot of talk about this, but there is more.

As reported by our colleagues at Fanadiens.com, via Arpon Basu, general manager Kent Hughes went on record with a special statement.

According to Hughes, the Montreal Canadiens are intent on dotting the i's and crossing the t's with Slafkovsky, and that's the purpose of their meeting.


What exactly does that mean? You can guess that it's causing a lot of talk today. (and a lot of speculation)

Why are the Habs' executives insisting on meeting with Slafkovsky today, a few hours or even a few minutes before the announcement of their selection? Because, as Alexandre Picard (TVA Sports) mentions, it's certain that their choice is made at this point.

Some believe that this meeting is to confirm things with the young Slafkovsky, while others believe that it is a "bluff", to play in the head of the New Jersey Devils (and to force them to pay a lot of money, to reverse the selections)

You be the judge, but this statement by Kent Hughes "to meet with Juraj Slafkovsky in order to dot the i's and cross the t's with him", is the talk of the town right now.

And you, what is your interpretation of all this?

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