Hickey on hockey: Patrik Laine landing would open a window for Canadians


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What is it, you say, Bergy would never give up on an asset like that.

Well, Bergevin set a precedent a few years ago when he gave defensive prospect Mikhail Sergachev to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Jonathan Drouin, who had nowhere near Laine’s production.

Are there any Canadiens supporters who don’t want a mulligan on this deal?

The Canadiens need to be 16th in the first round and you have to ask yourself: do you want an established top-six forward or do you want to try your luck on a draft pick that may or may not succeed?

To help you answer that question, here’s a list of the players the Canadiens drafted recently when they weren’t in the Top 10 – Ryan Poehling, Noah Juulsen, Nikita Scherbak, Michael McCarron, Nathan Beaulieu, Jarred Tinordi and Louis Leblanc.


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