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two very similar players, according to Mathias Brunet

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There are just over three weeks to go until the NHL Draft. It is therefore in 24 days that we will know who will be the player chosen first by the Canadiens (as well as the other 31 young people who will have the opportunity to hear their name at the Bell Center).

Shane Wright continues to be the favorite, but Juraj Slafkovsky is still in the middle of the discussion. More and more, we feel that it is tightening between the two, so much so that some believe it may be a “heads or tails”.

Mathias Brunet, who has long been inclined to Slafkovsky, has decided to devote himself to an interesting exercise: he compared Wright’s game to that of Nick Suzuki during his rookie year.

Its conclusion? Both players look alike Very.

Brunet explains that the two players are, in their draft year, at the same attacking level. However, defensively, he gives Suzuki the advantage, particularly with his rather exceptional sense of anticipation.

Basically, in their respective draft year, Suzuki was a bit ahead of Wright, according to Brunet. I haven’t seen Suzuki play enough during his draft year, so I’m going to rely on Brunet’s analysis.

However, where my opinion diverges from Brunet’s is when he says that CH doesn’t really benefit from drafting a similar player like Suzuki with his pick and that he should opt for a more different profile. .

Personally, having another Suzuki-like player on the second line of the team in the long run is far from an idea I don’t like. If Wright plays like Suzuki currently does, the CH will be in the car in the middle of the first 6 for several years.

Yes, we will eventually have to find wings for her and Slafkovsky is an interesting option, but for my part I would rather have good centers and surround them later rather than go through the process in reverse.

We will then see if CH will choose Suzuki 2.0 or Slafkovsky. At least, there are only 24 days to wait before we get the answer …

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