Trades, mystery at the top: What to watch for at 2022 NHL draft

The NHL Draft begins on Thursday night in Montreal and is usually when the league’s off-season really kicks off.

The nature of the draft, with all 32 general managers and front offices being in one place, means that at least some steps have to be taken. The importance of those moves can vary.

Here’s a quick primer on what to watch out for in the next two days.

This is the rare draft year where there are no omissions, the consensus top pick which means there is some real intrigue at the top of the draft starting with the Montreal Canadiens and the No.

Who will take Montreal? And how will the dominoes fall after that?

Odds are Shane Wright on the favourites, but Juraj Slafkowski and Logan Cooley could also be options.

Who will take Montreal? And how will the dominoes fall after that?

Wright has been considered the top prospect in this draft class for some years now, but Slafkowski’s stock has risen significantly in recent weeks. Given his size,

Who will take Montreal? And how will the dominoes fall after that?

speed and international play, he is probably considered the most NHL ready prospect in this draft. But what is his roof?

Who will take Montreal? And how will the dominoes fall after that?

If Montreal moves to the top spot with Wright, Slafkowski seems a safe bet on second place where the New Jersey Devils are slated to take on.

Who will take Montreal? And how will the dominoes fall after that?

This will be the third time in the last five years that he has been selected in the top two of the draft after selecting the first. nico hishier (2017) and Jack Hughes (2019) First overall.

Who will take Montreal? And how will the dominoes fall after that?

The big name to watch on the business market is Chicago Blackhawks winger Alex Debrincat, coming off another 40-goal season and just a year away from unrestricted free agency.

alex debrincat watch

DeBrincat with the Blackhawks deep into rebuilding has been mentioned in business speculation for the past year, and there seems to be a lot of smoke that a deal may be imminent.

alex debrincat watch

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