NHL Draft 2021: Witch Hunt In Full Strides In Montreal

It has been a couple of very odd seasons. COVID-19 has changed everything the past two seasons not only in the NHL, but everywhere in the world, including the hockey world. And this year’s NHL Draft is no different. Held later than usual, it’s a draft for which scouts have had very few chances to see hockey’s top prospects. There will be upsets, more misses but also more surprises at later picks. But no team surprised more on day one of this year’s draft than the Montreal Canadiens when, with the 30th pick overall (31st but Arizona had to forfeit their 11th pick), they selected a very controversial young man…

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Canadiens Resilient Through Stormy Season

American writer Maria Konnikova once said, about adversity: “If you are lucky enough to never experience any sort of adversity, we won’t know how resilient you are. It’s only when you’re faced with obstacles, stress, and other environmental threats that resilience, or the lack of it, emerges: Do you succumb or do you surmount?” Truer words were not spoken. And how well does it apply to this edition of the Montreal Canadiens after what they’ve encountered throughout this 2021 season?

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