With just under 24 hours to go before the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Habs GM Bob Gainey is busy reviewing scouting reports and evaluations before making that key announcement on Friday.
Many panelists and mock-drafts already posted online all seem to agree that, this year, Montreal needs to get a centre to bolster the lineup down the road.
This season’s crop of prospects seems to be the year for the Canadiens to do just that.
Barring a blockbuster trade, we can rule out John Tavares, Brayden Schenn or Matt Duchene to be picked by the Canadiens.
So let’s look at just a handful of centres that could go in the middle area of the draft.
The Canadiens will pick 18th unless they trade up.