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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A Game of Lasts: Who’s Back, Who’s Not?

Well it has boiled down to this. All the suffering of a condensed 56-game schedule. The double-suffering of a stretch of 25 games in 44 days. Traveling from coast to coast. A head coaching change. A goaltending coach’s change. Add to that a few trades, a few injuries. A disappointing showing offensively in the playoffs… and lots of disappointments everywhere to be had. This sums up the Montreal Canadiens’ 2021 campaign and unless they can win three in a row, it looks like it could all come to an end way too soon.

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