Jonathan Drouin can be a elite player?

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Jonathan Drouin can be a elite player?

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  1. KevSkillz4

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    Yes or No.
     
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    I think his ship full of potential has sailed without him.

    He's a decent first line player who might get a bit better, but I don't see much of a chance of him ever becoming much more than what he is now.
     
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    I think he has a career similar to Turris. Career high of 65 points.
     
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    Yes, but the clock is ticking. He needs to show something this year, even if not elite, but take a step. Then he'd need to take another step the next season.

    I was stupidly high on him. Favourite prospect ever. He doesn't have long before I write off his star potential.
     
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    What is he now, points wise in your opinion? 25-30-55?
     
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    On average? 20-30-50

    In a good year, maybe up to 60-65. I agree with the Turris comparable (when looking at stats only) above.
     
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    What is elite for a winger? I'm assuming 80+ points?

    No, I don't see him being elite
     
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    There are many players in the history of the game who are capable of flashy offensive plays and decent numbers but that's really all i see Drouin as, i'd be surprised if he ever hits elite level where you're expecting him to dominate more often than not.
     
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    Close maybe, but the competition is too good and plenty now. I don't think he'll ever be more than a consistent 60 point player at best.
     
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    Overrated still. Wouldnt make a lot of teams top 6
     
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    It’d be hard to find a top 6 he doesn’t make.
     
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    Elite, probably not. But he should still become a star or borderline star winger.
     
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    With his tools, you have to wonder if the thing holding him back isn't the toolbox.

    I don't know - maybe. Wheeler didn't become elite until relatively late, so it's certainly possible. I personally wouldn't bet on it though. He can make the play that ends up on a season ending top 10 highlight clip, but he's not able to make those goodbutnotflashy plays that elite players make multiple times a game.
     
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    sergachev will have more pts
     
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    I still vividly remember how everyone was saying Cats made a huge mistake taking Barkov over him. Is there a soul here thinking Drouin should have gone ahead of Barkov now?
     
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    Don Cherry.
     
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    I think he's got another gear he can hit but I don't think he will live up to the pre draft hype or even his '16 playoff run hype. I think he can peak at 65-70 points which makes him a very good first liner but I think for the most part he's going to be a 60 point one-way forward.
     
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    I still think he can be a 70 point player when put in a good situation. 1C in Montreal isn't one of those.
     
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    If Mackinnon's career thus far has told us anything, it is to not write off high potential players too early. I'm not saying Drouin is going to score close to 100 points this season, but Mack didn't break out til his 5th season at age 22.
     
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    He doesn't score at 5 on 5 enough to be considered a first line winger, much less an elite one. Gallagher, Domi, and Tatar have a much better history of 5 on 5 numbers for Habs players alone. Vast majority of players are what they are by age 23.
     
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    It’s easy to look back at it now and laugh at people.
     
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    Sure. It was a controversial pick. But turned out to be the correct one.
     
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    And yet people complain teams pass on the smaller skilled guy.
     
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    They do?
     
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    On this board yes. If a team picks a bigger player with limited offensive traits (that could still be an effective NHL player) over a sub 6'0" player that eventually turns out to be a good offensive player, people complain that they never take the smaller guy and are stuck in the old days of more physical hockey etc.
     

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