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Canadiens Wrap-Up: Habs Draft Odds, Offseason Strategy



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MONTREAL — There’s never a dull moment when it comes to the Montreal Canadiens, but many fans lead a very busy life, meaning it’s not always possible to keep up to date with every news story.

Every Sunday we will recap the most exciting and relevant NHL news stories that you may have missed throughout the week.


  • The Montreal Canadiens will once again be well-represented at the CHL Memorial Cup later this week.[Canadiens Prospects]
  • The Canadiens could have used up all their three retention slots at the NHL Trade Deadline, but wisely chose to retain one slot; hinting at a potential move before the NHL Draft.[Canadiens Draft Target]



  • The Montreal Canadiens had success last summer with some strategic, buy-low deals, and they’ll surely look to do the same this summer. [Canadiens Buy-Low Targets]
  • The Habs have a strong group of young defencemen coming in, but they could be looking to bolster their depth at the 2023 NHL Draft. [Canadiens Defensive Draft Targets]
  • The Canadiens have seven players to the 2023 World Championships and both Samuel Montembeault (Team Canada) and Lane Hutson (Team USA) have stood out from the crowd. [Hutson & Montembeault Impress]


  • The Montreal Canadiens are once again going into the offseason with a top restricted free-agent unsigned, making many nervous. With Cole Caufield yet to come to an agreement with the Habs on an extension, a continued delay beyond July 1 would expose him to potential offer sheets from other clubs. [Canadiens Cole Caufield Offer Sheet Situation]
  • The NHL has announced Owen Beck’s suspension from the OHL final will not carry over to the Memorial Cup. [Beck At Memorial Cup Thanks To NHL Ruling]
  • For some reason, Johnathan Kovacevic’s play with the Canadiens is often dismissed, but that shouldn’t be the case. He may very well be the new Brett Kulak. [Kovacevic Might Be The New Kulak]


  • The Montreal Canadiens will be represented by two prospects at the 2023 Memorial Cup, but Owen Beck (Peterborough Petes) and Jared Davidson (Seattle Thunderbirds) have very different long-term goals heading into the tournament. [Beck And Davidson Set To Play At The Memorial Cup]
  • Check out the most recent edition of the Habs Mailbag, which covers the Pierre-Luc Dubois situation, Paul Byron’s future, trade proposals, the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, and much more. [Habs Mailbag: Dubois, Trades, Byron, Lafreniere]


  • The Canadiens have a tough decision to make with the 5th overall pick, but early betting odds are telling an interesting story.[Canadiens Draft Odds]
  • The Habs will have to make a decision in the near future regarding two goaltending prospects.[Canadiens Qualifying Prospects]
  • The final day of the IIHF World Championships is set to have a very Canadiens flavour to it this year.[Canadiens At World Championships]

Year To Date

If you’d like to go back and comb over some of the biggest news so far this season, here’s a list of each weekly wrap-up this year:

May 21st – 2023 NHL Mock Draft, Habs Trade Options

May 14th – Habs Draft Targets, Options For Florida’s Pick

May 7th – 2023 Draft Rankings, Habs Trade Targets

April 30th – Dubois Trade Talk, Top Prospect Highlights

April 23 – Habs Trade Options, Draft Lottery Pick

April 16th – Lottery Odds, Gurianov, Summer Moves

April 9th – First-Round Picks, Lottery Odds, Carey Price

April 2nd – Pezzetta’s Celly, Habs Prospects Turn Pro

March 26th – Habs Up Draft Lottery Odds, Farrell Watch

Mar 19th – Habs Youth Movement, NHL Draft Lottery

Mar 12th – Habs Prospect Rankings, 2023 NHL Draft

Mar 6th – Habs Trade Analysis, NHL Draft Lottery

Feb 26th – Habs Trade Proposals, NHL Trade Rumours

Feb 19th – Habs Trade Outlook, 2023 Draft Targets

Feb 12th – Habs Likely Trade Chips, Prospects Thriving

Feb 5th – Habs To-Do List, NHL Trade Rumours

Jan 29th – Habs Prospects Take Over, NHL Trade Talk

Jan 22nd – 2023 Draft Plans, NHL Trade Chatter

Jan 15th – Trade Deadline Targets, NHL Trade Rumours

Jan 8th – 2023 Draft Odds, Habs Prospects Traded

Jan 1st – Big 2023 Draft Lottery Odds, 2019 Re-Draft

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