Draft and Montreal: a major announcement and a change coming?

Published October 21, 2023 at 9:14 PM

As of today, we still don't know where the next NHL draft will take place. While the league usually discloses this kind of information quickly, it seems to be taking its time this time around, which might be hiding something quite significant.

The city of Las Vegas is reportedly targeted, but there are certain technical issues.

In fact, for several years now, the league has invited not only the prospects who will be drafted during the draft but also all 32 league teams. To align more with what the NBA and NFL do, the NHL now seems to be considering inviting only the prospects and not the organizations.

Is this why the date of the next draft has not yet been announced? It's very possible, and we'll find out soon enough!

As for this idea of only inviting the prospects to this event, I believe it's a bad one. The biggest pleasure for fans during this event is precisely to observe the actions of the executives from the different teams. Imagine a prospect stepping up to the podium to see only Gary Bettman without members of his new team. That would be quite strange to see!

The NHL should emulate these two leagues in other things, but not this one...

Lastly, speaking of the draft, according to information from Chris Johnston, should it be impossible to hold the 2024 draft as initially planned, Montreal would be at the top of the list as Plan B.

To be continued!

Source and details: HABSolumentFan
October 21   |   227 answers
Draft and Montreal: a major announcement and a change coming?

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