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NHL Rumors: The Juraj Slafkovsky Pressure, Petry Fine, Greer makes Roster Push, Grubauer

Yes, we are finally approaching the start of the 2022-23 season, a time when all 32 teams have a chance to win the Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes prior to the NHL season: The Pressure Juraj Slafkovsky will Face There is no doubt in mind that Juraj Slafkovsky will face the pressure of being selected first-overall this season. The Slovakian forward will obviously be compared to other first-overall selections from the past few years. But how can the Habs, and Slafkovsky deal with the pressure? For one, it looks as if the Habs will give Slafkovsky every opportunity to play this preseason. The more games the Habs allow their prospect to play, the more experience, and level of comfortness will arise. Expect Slafkovsky to suit up for the majority of the remaining preseason games. Furthermore, Slafkovsky had a terrific 2021-22 season prior to the NHL Draft. Slafkovsky was fairly solid playing in the Liiga for TPS, and impressed playing at the WJC, U18's and World

Juraj Slafkovský will be BETTER then Shane Wright - Season Projections, Game Breakdown, and more

Juraj Slafkovský was selected first-overall by the Montreal Canadiens, this past draft. The move shocked part of the hockey world, as projected first-overall pick Shane Wright, slipped to four overall. Like many highly projected players, Slafkovský will feel the pressure this season after being selected first-overall.  Did the Montreal Canadiens make the right selection, by passing on Shane Wright? After, a brief analysis of  Slafkovský's game, you can see why the Habs chose the Slovakian winger. Slafkovský is a big, power-forward standing at 6-foot-4-inches and weighing 218 pounds.   Slafkovský outperformed Shane Wright this past season. The Slovakian native, suited up TPS Turku of the Finnish Liiga, while also representing Team Slovakia at numerous international events. Slafkovský played well in the Liiga putting up 10 points in 31 games. Slafkovský fit in playing against much older, more mature competition. Slafkovský caught NHL scouts eyes mainly when he was playing with Team S

The Depthed Forward Group of the Montreal Canadiens

Although the Montreal Canadiens came in last place last season and were awarded the first-overall pick, you shouldn't count them out of contending in the stacked Atlantic Division. Ever since the firing of Mark Bergevin, new Habs GM Kent Hughes has been at the helm, making bold moves. Forward Depth : The Montreal Canadiens will enter the 2022–23 season as a very deep team. Hughes had a big offseason, bringing in Kirby Dach, Sean Monahan, Evgeni Dadonov, and even Juraj Slafkovský! Montreal is extremely deep up-the middle with the likes of Nick Suzuki, Christian Dvorak, Jonathan Drouin, Sean Monahan, and potentially even Kirby Dach. Currently Montreal's forward group consists of: Brendan Gallagher ($6,500,000)  Josh Anderson ($5,500,000)  Evgeni Dadonov ($5,000,000) Joel Armia ($3,400,000) Nick Suzuki ($7,875,000) Christian Dvorak ($4,450,000)  Jake Evans ($1,700,000) Kirby Dach ($3,000,000) Mike Hoffman ($4,500,000)  Paul Byron ($3,400,000)  Rem Pitlick ($1,100,000)  Juraj Slafk