two very similar players, according to Mathias Brunet

There’s just over three weeks until the NHL Draft. So in 24 days we will know who will be the player chosen first by the Canadians (as well as the 31 other young men who will have the opportunity to have their names heard at the Bell Centre).

Shane Wright remains the favorite but Juraj Slafkovsky is still in the middle of the argument. We’re starting to feel like things are getting close between the two, leading some to believe it could be heads or tails.

Mathias Brunet, who has leaned towards Slafkovsky for some time, decided on an interesting exercise: he compared Wright’s game to Nick Suzuki’s during his rookie year.

His conclusion? Both players look the same a lot of.

Brunet explains that the two players are at the same level offensively in their draft year. Defensively, however, he gives the advantage to Suzuki, especially because of his exceptional anticipation.

Basically, Suzuki was slightly ahead in their respective design year, according to Brunet Wright. I didn’t see Suzuki play enough during his draft year, so I’m going to rely on Brunet’s analysis.

However, where my opinion differs from Brunet is when he reiterates that the CH doesn’t really benefit from drafting a player as similar to Suzuki with his choice and that he should opt for a different profile. .

Personally, having another similar player like Suzuki in the back row of the team in the long term is anything but an idea that I don’t like for me personally. If Wright is playing like Suzuki is currently doing, the focus will be on the CH in the car top 6 to the various Years.

Yes, we’re going to have to find them as wingers at some point and Slafkovsky is an attractive option, but for my part I’d rather have good centers and then surround them than reverse the process.

So we’ll see if the CH will choose Suzuki 2.0 or Slafkovsky. At least there are only 24 days left to get the answer…


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