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Canadiens Slafkovsky Among Most Popular Hockey Players

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Canadiens forward Juraj Slafkovsky

Montreal Canadiens fans are well known for their unquenchable thirst for all content related to their favourite team.

And while the franchise’s glorious history has driven the team to become one of the most popular sports franchises on earth, it’s the future that currently holds the attention of most Habs fans.

According to Elite Prospects, one of the most useful and trusted hockey-related websites, 2022 first-overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky was the second-most researched player in their database, registering over 600,000 views in 2022.

Slafkovsky trailed only Connor Bedard, a potential generational talent who is favoured to be chosen first overall at the 2023 Draft.

Given that Slafkovsky had not been seriously considered the best choice for the first overall pick until late in the season, a large portion of the views is surely due to a rush of Canadiens fans trying to get a better understanding of their team’s new shiny toy.

Future Watch

The Canadiens currently own 2 first-round picks in the 2023 Draft and are looking to add another, which means it’s a safe bet to attribute some of the views on Bedard’s page to Habs fans who are anticipating an influx of talent this summer.

The numbers indicate that at present, Canadiens fans are more interested in the prospect pool than the current lineup, seeing as the Canadiens’ development system page was more popular than the team roster. over the last 12 months.

And it’s easy to understand why.

The present may not offer an abundance of optimism for fans, but there’s no doubt the future is promising.

The Canadiens currently have one of the strongest prospect pools in the team’s history, featuring exciting players such as Owen Beck, Lane Hutson, Filip Mesar, Joshua Roy, Sean Farrell, and more.

The Canadiens are also featured among their most popular NHL team pages on the Swedish-run database. The Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, the Detroit Red Wings, and the Toronto Maple Leafs are the only NHL teams that garnered more views in 2022.

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