Montreal Canadiens: What Will Habs Lineup Look Like In 2025-26

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Line Two - Alex Newhook-Kirby Dach-2024 First Round Pick

This line features two guys who are currently injured but were sought after by Hughes. Because of the assets that were dealt for the two, and what they have shown, Dach, obviously with a larger sample size. But both look to be very important pieces for the Canadiens rebuild.

The third player is hard to predict, but I expect that a top 10 pick in June will answer who slots in on the right wing. A logical decision would be to draft a player who has a high goal scoring ability. This will help on the scoresheet, but equally as important gell with Dach and Newhook’s styles

This line can play with pace, and is oozing with skill, but no clear shooter. Both guys can put the puck in the next, and make great plays but lack a true finisher. I expect that Hughes will address that, in a move to solidify his top six.

Ivan Demidov, Cole Eiserman and Cayden Lindstrom are a trio of names to keep an eye on. That is If the Canadiens pick in the top-five range. From five to ten, Berkly Catton, Konsta Helenius, Tij Iginla and Terik Parascak present solid options.