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Montreal Canadiens discuss potential picks prior to NHL entry draft

In just three days,Habswas named top in the NHL Entry Draft for the first time since 1980, and hype about their potential options puts the team in position. Improve.

On Monday, the organization held a press conference prior to the draft in Montreal on Thursday.

General managers Kent Hughes and Vincentra Cavalier have met with the media, but they have so far obscured their potential options.

What we know is that they are looking very carefully at the three players: Yuraislavkovsky, Logan Cooley and Shane Wright.

From Ontario, Wright will face Kingston Frontenax in OHL. He is a right-handed centerman, tilts his scale at 200 pounds and is 6 feet 1 inch high.

He is 18 years old.

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Habs Special Advisor Lecavalier says he spoke to Wright on the phone.

"People talked about him as the number one prospect three years ago," said Lecavalier, who was named number one in the draft in 1998. ..

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Last year, Habs chose another Ontario-born Logan Mailloux as his first round pick.

This move caused a wave of controversy as Mailloux abandoned himself from the draft and asked him not to be chosen.

While playing professional hockey in Sweden in November 2020, he was suspended indefinitely because he shared an intimate photo of a woman without her consent. He returned at the end of last year.

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This year, Hughes is taking time to give them a deeper understanding of the players they are interested in.

"As part of our evaluation, we not only evaluate hockey players, but also our characters," Hughes said. "We are consistently trying to assess their ability to deal with that type of pressure."

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Hughes states that the first overall choice could be exchanged for an "undeniable offer."

What does that irrefutable offer look like? Hughes didn't say.

Habs fans will have to wait another 3 days to find it. The NHL Draft will take place on Thursday at the Bell Center.

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