Player Discussion Jonathan Drouin - Dr Jeckel And Mister Hyde Vibes Edition

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  1. montreal

    montreal Go Habs Go

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    for me it will come down to what Drouin brings vs what Sergachev could have brought. Right now we badly need a Sergachev in our system vs what Drouin brings since we at least some some depth on the wings in Gallagher, Lehkonen, Tatar vs very little at LD aside from hoping Mete can put up some points.

    But if Drouin is putting up 70ish points a year that will go a long way to helping this team get back to hopefully being a contender again.

    That said we also need to see what is the "new" NHL. Right now it's freaking insane, Rantanen, Mackinnon, Kucherov have 131 points between them in 28, 28, and 29 games. They are on pace for 135 to 119 pts. Drouin as of today is tied for 48th in the NHL in points yet he's on pace for 73 pts. Last year 73 pts would put him 31st in the NHL in points. So we'll see what happens, does this high scoring last all season and beyond?
     
  2. The Gr8 Dane

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    He’s playing lights out and this crow I’m eating is delicious so far this season
     
  3. cphabs

    cphabs It complels you!

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    Agreed, sorry about that. BUT the kid has finally identified with Domi and this relationship should spill over into the rest of the team. He’s no longer the French savior, but a teammate and friend. Just my .02 Happy as hell to see it!
     
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    Tatar is a top-6, IMO. Suzuki could become one and Ylonen could become one.

    Drouin - Domi - Ylonen
    Tatar - Kotkaniemi - Suzuki
    Lehkonen - Poehling - Gallagher
    Byron - Danault - Shaw/Armia

    I'm less certain about Ylonen, but ny the time the lines beyond the Domi line is Tatar - Kotkaniemi - Suzuki, Lehkonen - Poehling - Gallagher and Byron - Danault - Shaw/Armia, signing an appropriate UFA to play with Domi and Drouin is far from out of the realm of possibilities, or getting a rental for cheaper at the deadline and re-signing them after a strong playoff performance is not out of the question either.

    What will be important is how the situation progresses at D in the short to medium term, faster than just drafting and waiting for a young LHD or two to progress up the depth chart at LD. Obviously, that's presuming that we won't tank and pick a LD with a top-3 or top-5 pick.
     
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    This basically sums it up for me, dude is flat out ridiculous when he wants to be. I can live with his flaws, he is a a treat to watch. We are lucky to have him no matter how Serge turns out and I’m betting on Serge being a stud.
     
  6. Scriptor

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    Te more McDonald's commercials Drouin does, the better he will become. It's that simple. He needs to feel loved and, if he plays well and receives the accompanying love for it, he will be better.
     
  7. japhi

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    I hope the fan base rally’s behind him, he is a what we have been asking for. The anti Weise, the grinding era appears to be gone and thank god for that. Nice to enjoy puck again
     
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    How confidence does wonders for a player. Playing with teammates that can follow him helps too. Very pleased with him. I still miss Sergachev but... less than before. I hope he keeps it up!
     
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    Just saw this
    "they hate each other" :laugh:
     
  10. Rapala

    Rapala The Cup Runneth Elsewhere.

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    Funny I don't miss Sergachev the player he never played a game for us. I do miss an NHL worthy left D corps and I truly miss Radulov a player who could have helped JD find some game last year.
     
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    Drouin need somebody with speed and skill around him. He was magical with MacKinnon and Ehlers and now he looks great with Domi.
     
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    Sergachev played FOUR games with the Habs.... But, if he would still be a Hab, he certainly would play on the top four and helping Weber on PP a lot.
     
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    Yes, I am getting ready to make a small pie with the left over crow from critizing the Domi vs Gal trade... I mean I think its at the point where we have upgraded with that move.

    I am not yet sold on JD yet.. Yes flashes of brilliance and I am very happy that we are finally seeing that... but I'm still not ready to eat dat bird yet. Another 10-12 games of this high octane style and ya... I'll eat some more crow.
    I do worry that he may slip back into his old ways . I hope I am wrong thou
     
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    Drouin is still Laflamme but at least now hes producing decent numbers.
     
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    Julien would have Sergachev in and out of the lineup if he was here, this isn't a shot at Sergachev it is more that Julien loves his veteran D and D who play lower risk.
     
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    Drouin is using his speed to go around defender instead of try to deke throught them which doesn't work in the NHL.
     
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    So we're looking at 3rd act, final form laflamme?
     
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    Does that mean he gets the C and leads us to glory?
     
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    3 on 1... Sometimes I'd like Drouin to be a bit selfish like this... This kid is scary when he has open space to work with.

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    27 fits him better than 92.
     
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    Le philantrope Rebuilding since '93

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    The thread title is on point. The guy is able to do the best and the worst on any given night. Playing him with responsible guys like Domi and Byron irons out his brain cramps. Hopefully this positive trend continues.
     
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    I like this form of regression in his game I was told about a few weeks ago. Hahaha
     
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    Decent.....co'mon now, you can do better than that.....he is PPG since the 3rd game of the season, told you back then that he will be PPG this year, still early but so far so good ;)
     
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    He is still dumb as rock, soft and terrible defensively, but he's decent at producing offense, I'm fine with it.
     
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    He's making passes to his line mates and not trying to do everything by himself. Having a guy like Domi on his line helps.
     
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