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The Next Cole Caufield May Be on the Verge of Joining the Canadiens

Published March 24, 2024 at 12:26

With 13 games left in the current season for the Montreal Canadiens, one certainty is slowly becoming clear, and that's the fact that the team will finish with a top-7 pick, unless there's a significant turnaround with the lottery.

Currently, it's a very tight race between the 4th and 7th place at this time. However, nothing is set in stone as the casino would say, as only 4 points separate these 4 teams.

It's going to play out until the end.


One thing is for certain, it's the fact that Kent Hughes will land a major piece for the rebuilding of his team with this pick, and there will be talented forwards among these selections.

An Acquisition That Would Change the Face of the Canadiens

In fact, according to the renowned Pierre McGuire, the prolific scorer from the American development program, Cole Eiserman, is seriously one to watch as an acquisition by the Habs in the next draft.

Recently invited to Tony Marinaro's podcast to clarify this statement which greatly excites Canadiens fans, McGuire believes that Eiserman joining Boston University next year, the same team currently featuring Lane Hutson and Luke Tuch, would be a key factor in the Canadiens' decision to choose the American forward.

We could even add Jack Hughes, the son of Kent, who is playing with this team this year. There is a strong link between this university program and the Tricolore.

Moreover, according to McGuire, head coach Jay Pandolfo is another element that weighs in the decision. His work is highly appreciated within the club's management.

The VP of hockey operations at the Canadiens, Jeff Gorton, recently mentioned how thrilled he was with what the coaching group has done to improve young Hutson's game. According to Marinaro, this statement shows that the Montreal organization believes their young players are in good hands with Pandolfo and Boston University.

Knowing now that Eiserman will be going through this team next year, this would weigh heavily in the balance in the eyes of the CH's executives, according to them. Add to that the fact that after the monumental failure of loaning David Reinbacher to Switzerland during a crucial development season, this is the kind of element that could certainly influence Hughes and Gorton even more.

At 17 years old, Eiserman is one of the youngest players in the next draft, who was nearly two weeks from being ineligible for 2024, as he was born on August 29th (September 15th is the cutoff date).

He is on track to break the goal record of the team from the American program held by a certain Cole Caufield. This season, despite a weaker team than in previous years, he has accumulated 48 goals and 73 points in just 45 games. He has scored no less than 117 goals in 107 games with this team over two years.

He is an elite sniper, and unlike Caufield, he already has an interesting size at 6 feet and close to 200 pounds, despite being very young.

He is exactly what the Canadiens need and if he becomes the organization's choice in June, it promises to be very exciting in the coming years in Montreal.

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The Next Cole Caufield May Be on the Verge of Joining the Canadiens

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