TSN: The Drouin Saga Part II - "How You Drouin?"

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  1. FireBurningBin

    FireBurningBin please

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    Because we need a LWer going forward and Drouin is one with elite potential?

    Not saying I'd give the world for him but it's not as if he doesn't fill an important need. We lack both a second line LWer and RWer. Perhaps with Drouin there is less pressure to get a very good RWer as opposed to someone like Vrbata. Or we end up more or less giving up on the year, allow Price all the time he needs to get ready and retool during the off season.
     
  2. hototogisu

    hototogisu Poked the bear!!!!!

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    Not at all. They traded him in December 2011. That was just a few months after he won the Salming Trophy as the SEL's best defenseman and scored the 2nd most points by a defenseman in SEL history. He was still a red hot prospect at the time of the trade.
     
  3. waffledave

    waffledave waffledave, from hf

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    I would give up both in a trade for Drouin. I don't even think that would be enough.
     
  4. MXD

    MXD Original #4

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    If that's not enough, Yzerman can... stuff it.
     
  5. JayKing

    JayKing Go Habs Go

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    We don't have to but if we're content with mediocre forwards with no elite potential then whatever
     
  6. G0bias

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    Fair enough. That was indeed very costly. In the end though BG wasn't trying to make a big splash like for the Gomez trade.
     
  7. MXD

    MXD Original #4

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    ... And was -11 in 24 games on what was a pretty decent team.

    (okay, "long gone" might have been badly worded. Still, it was clear that he wasn't the next Lidstrom or the next Karlsson).

    He wasn't hot garbage either.
     
  8. Luigi Habs

    Luigi Habs Captain Saku

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    I'm ok to acquire Drouin as long as the trade doesn't involve any of: Price, Subban, Galchenyuk, Pacioretty, Gallagher.
     
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    Meant in terms of not wanting to roster too many small-framed players, as I specifically alluded to in that post.
     
  10. Gary320

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    If any of those 5 are involved in a trade for Drouin... Drouin better not be the only thing coming to MTL or else....
     
  11. hototogisu

    hototogisu Poked the bear!!!!!

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    And that tanked his potential or worth completely? No.
     
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    If it comes down to trading any of those players, which is unlikely, you'd be looking at much better than Drouin, no question.
     
  13. dackelljuneaubulis02

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    add McCarron to that list
     
  14. JayKing

    JayKing Go Habs Go

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    As it should be.
     
  15. MXD

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    No, but that was evidence that he was closer to Magnus Nygren than to Niklas Lidstrom...
     
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    3pts in 6 AHL games so far this year. Not exactly ripping it up for what many consider a high end winger.
     
  17. Hugo Sham

    Hugo Sham My attitude stinks, my hockey bag is even worse

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    if habs have to eat a contract here it's lots of value in that, don't discount salary cap in this
     
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    If the logic behind giving up assets is to acquire a young top 6 player, then why not give Hudon and McCarron 5 games in the top 6 first? See what they can do with Pac/Plek/Gal/Gal and then make a decision. Those two are not Drouin, obviously, but if two in house players could potentially give a boost to the offence of the group, the pressing need and risk of getting fleeced decreases.

    Conversely, if you overpay for Drouin and then play him with Weise/DD you are making a pointless trade in the short term.
     
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    On the bright side, i'm certain that Bergevin won't be as completely demented as Gainey was when he offered Subban, Plekanec, Higgins, Gorges, and multiple first rounders for Lecavalier.
     
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    Yeah, I'd be fine offering any two prospects not named McCarron to be honest. Its when names like McCarron and Beaulieu get mentioned that I start to hesitate. I don't include Galchenyuk because that's a complete non-starter.
     
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    Add McCarron and this is exactly where I stand as well, seems to be the consensus.

    I would even do Juulsen, Scherbak and Minny's 2nd or something like that.
     
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    Subban wasnt involved it was Gorges. Neither multiple first rounders.

    Every weeks that goes by the deal is worst and worst.

    Next year people will say it was : Price, Subban, Paciorett, Galchenyuk, 3 first round picks, my wife and my red fish named Stacy.
     
  23. Gary320

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    Every year it changes. The first time I heard the rumour, I heard had Price involved.

    Honestly, we will never know the truth.
     
  24. Vi Nc E x13x

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    Some lady's argument to not overpaying for drouin to try and save MT's is that any other coach could get more offense out of our roster rofl do people actually believe this. Also thinks we have top 6 players in St Johns
     
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    sell me on this guy.

    Why is he potentially elite? i'm just looking at his stats and I always have a hard time with players who dominate in the QMJHL. 100 pointers are not that rare in that league... I don't see anything that impressive

    why isn't he playing in Tampa?

    Convince me, do it, i'm opened to it
     
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