Many gamers shall be choices for the Montreal Canadiens to draft within the first spherical within the 2019 draft however who will put on a Habs jersey in coaching camp?
The NHL groups that miss out on the playoffs are consolidated by a high fifteen draft decide (until you’re the Ottawa Senators). Whereas the Montreal Canadiens didn’t transfer up from the fifteenth slot within the lottery, a plethora of thrilling prospects shall be out there when Marc Bergevin and Trevor Timmins step onto the stage in Vancouver on June 21.
On this article, I’ll current the 5 gamers I’d wish to see carrying the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge after Montreal’s choice is introduced, so as of my first to my fifth alternative. After all, I’ll maintain my decisions throughout the realm of chance; so Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko will sadly not be making an look on this record.
First up is Swedish defenseman Philip Broberg. This child has the whole bundle and suits Montreal’s wants seamlessly. The Habs lack measurement, Broberg stands 6’three″ tall. The Canadiens have a gaping gap at left defence, guess which shot Broberg is. So, this younger man fulfills Montreal’s wants, however what does he deliver to the desk apart from measurement?
Broberg is the most effective skater amongst defensemen by a good margin. He glides throughout the ice, has a particularly highly effective stride and is adept at spontaneously accelerating to high pace. He’s additionally a strong passer of the puck, creating probabilities for his teammates from seemingly tame positions.
After all, he has his deficiencies, or he wouldn’t doubtlessly be out there at #15. Broberg will not be the smoothest puck handler, which generally causes him to slide up when he races down the boards with the puck on the break. Talking of slip-ups, Broberg tends to show over the puck at inopportune moments.
Nevertheless, I imagine that these weaker factors in his sport will be ironed out. I say this as a result of his efficiency on the Hlinka Gretzky Cup completely blew me away. Broberg ‘s skating was put his opponents to disgrace night-in-night-out and outshone top-ranked defenceman, Bowen Byram. And that was practically a yr in the past, he has solely gotten higher since then. Quarterbacking the powerplay, I couldn’t assist however be reminded of Buffalo’s Rasmus Ristolainen, the 2013 eighth general decide who has put up 4 consecutive 40-point seasons.
I really imagine that with some finetuning Philip Broberg can slot into Montreal’s high four as early as 2020-21 and grow to be a real high 2 left-shot defenseman.