The National Hockey League lottery night is coming up. It will be held next Tuesday, May 10.
During the repechage that will take place on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 July, we will find out tonight in which order the 16 teams that have been eliminated from the play-offs will line up.
As everyone knows, the Montreal Canadiens have the best chance of getting their hands on that coveted first overall pick.
If the Habs don’t win the lottery, the worst rank they can be in to draw is the third.
So the CH is assured of a top 3 pick, but we know the failures of certain picks lined up in third place. I prefer not to name names so as not to start discussions about Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Alex Galchenyuk.
In short, it seems clear that getting the first choice would generally be the best situation for CH. However, according to former QMJHL scout Simon Boisvert, losing the lottery would put the CH in a much better position.
And really, I still agree with him. You will see it.
I don’t necessarily agree with Simon Boisvert, but he accepts his opinions and explains them.
The Snake ranks Conor Geekie first on the list, offering two players for the CH after his initial roster. https://t.co/q4wM2gxUnq
— Nicolas Cloutier (@NCloutierTVA) May 7, 2022
That the snake explains that there is quite a lot of pressure in the front row to select Shane Wright. It’s like it’s become too much of a risk not to get your hands on it. Still, there is a good chance that a player selected afterwards will get better.
On the other hand, if ever the first design team takes Shane Wright and it later turns out to be the wrong decision, it will be seen as a serious mistake.
“There is pressure on the front row to select Shane Wright,” explains Boisvert at the end of the phone. There was also the pressure to take Alexis Lafreniere in. At some point there are guys that we’ve been waiting for 2-3 years, and the teams are freezing. “Damn if you do, damn if you don’t. † If you don’t take Shane Wright and the man you choose isn’t that good, you’ll lose your job. —Simon Boisvert
As Boisvert said, if ever the first draft team doesn’t catch Wright and Wright ends up being an excellent player, that would be grounds for resignation for the person who made the decision not to draft Wright.
“If Shane Wright isn’t as good as you expected, you can always say, ‘Well, anyone would have taken him! Imagine if the Rangers had claimed that Stutzle and Lafreniere had scored 38 goals, that would be grounds for dismissal. would have been. —Simon Boisvert
So if the Canadiens ever get first pick, I think the CH management would be somewhat enthralled. She would have no choice but to take Shane Wright to avoid a big mistake.
So maybe losing the lottery and going to, say, second place is the best case scenario for the Habs at best. At that point, the CH’s management could really select the player they consider to be the best player in the long run.
The choice would certainly be between Logan Cooley and Juraj Slafkovsky.
– Bad news for the Caps on the sidelines of game number three. The series is tied 1-1 against the Florida Panthers.
Tom Wilson (lower body injury) will not be available, according to Coach Peter Laviolette. #Capital letters
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) May 7, 2022
– Ilya Samsonov is in goal for the Caps tonight. So Vitek Vanecek will be sitting on the bench.
WASH Coach Peter Laviolette Says Ilya Samsonov Begins Game 3 vs FLA
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 7, 2022
– I repeat, it is quite surprising to see such loose matches in the play-offs.
I count three games left in which empty goals increased a late margin of one goal. So that’s seven of the twenty games that fell within a goal late in the game.
—Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) May 7, 2022
– Will he be the starting goalkeeper of the Pens tonight?
Tristan Jarry at work on the ice before practice…. -DP pic.twitter.com/iZ2Z8coKl7
— AT&T SportsNet™ PIT (@ATTSportsNetPIT) May 7, 2022
– Be there!