What is the "expectation" for Drouin this year?

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  1. Kamiccolo

    Kamiccolo Proud Leafs and Hurricanes fan

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    Traded for their top prospect who Habs fans loved, and given a nice contract.

    What would be considered disappointing, horrible, acceptable, or defying expectations?

    I assume Drouin is going to be given PP time and tons of ice time. I am curious what many fans think Drouin will bring to the habs.

    For me, I would say he needs to at least match Radulov's 54 points from last year, as many fans are seeing him as his replacement. A season like that without some major issues like regular defensive gaffs would be successful. I would also expect him to lead the Habs to the playoffs as I think he is seen as their future up front.

    Thoughts? Habs fans feel free to chime in with what you guys think.
     
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    Why is "expectation" in quotes?
     
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    DominicBoltsFan Advanced stats are good!

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    He is awesome. 70+ points.
     
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    He's basically gonna become the main man on the habs isn't he? I don't know too much about the habs offence but he seems like the mostly like to drive the offence outside of maybe Galchenyuk.

    I'd say a big year could be in the mix. I watched ever game he ever played in the Q. If there's one guy who can make the big plays with anybody on their line, it's Jo. I wish he was with Stamkos just for the firepower potential, but the kid is fire all on his own.
     
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    Improve his two way game and get 60 pts should be reasonable
     
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    Horrible: 45 points or less with bad defense
    Disappointing: Less than 55 points
    Acceptable: 55-65
    Defying Expectations: 65-80+
     
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    He already plays a good 2 way game guys...

    He was one of the few Bolts forwards who gave a crap on defense last season.
     
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    I'm expecting a solid 65 point season and an increase over the next few years with a probable top-out at 75 points.
     
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    Hoping for ~60 points
     
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    60+ points should be attainable at this point.
     
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    Disappointing: 45-50 Pts, injured, team is out in round 1

    Horrible: 40-50 pts, team misses the playoffs

    Acceptable: 50-60, team makes it to the 2nd or 3rd round

    Defying: 60-80 pts, team makes it to the third round or finals with Drouin driving the play all playoffs long
     
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    I assume he'll be one of the Habs go-to offensive weapons this season so I would expect him to hit 60 points.
     
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    My expectations are that he will be miss used, scapegoated, fans will demand a trade, Habs will ask for 238419234291 first round picks so no one makes an offer, his value will drops, fans flip out, he will get traded for very little, he will then play much better and enjoy the last half of his career and maybe even get a shot at the cup.
     
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    Okay...

    :help:
     
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    Ask Subban about it... or maybe Patches. :popcorn:
     
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    ~50 points, with the crap centers on that team and Julien's defensive style I'm not expecting him to have too much help. Maybe he clicks setting MaxPac up and hits 60, but I wouldn't set that as the expectation.
     
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    60+ points, imo last season was his first full year with an oppertunity and he still had crap linemates given his talent level and age if he were to live up to any draft expectation he should score 60+ regardless this year.
     
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    I forget, which one of these two disappointed, then were chased out of town by the fans? Was it the Norris winner who still has fans crying over his departure to this day? Or was it our captain who is a top 5 goalscorer over the last 5 years (who, you may notice, still plays for us...)?

    Predictions for Shattenkirk:

    Gets off to hot start, causing the media to love him, McD feels jealous and demands a trade, Shatty becomes captain, his power grows, he next becomes HC then GM, he re-signs Glass for 8Y/12.5M, a torch-wielding mob comes to remove him, he grabs Zucc in one hand and climbs the empire state building, he desperately swats at the biplanes circling him but is eventually knocked off the tower and falls to his death, he is traded along with 2 2nd round picks to the Coyotes for a 5th.
     
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    The expectation in MTL seems a little high to me IMO.

    I'm not sold on Drouin as an elite play driver at 5v5.
     
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    I still dislike trading a blue chip D prospect for a Winger, but i'll shaddap since that's not what the thread is about. Expectation to me would be to improve the 200 ft game and challenge to actually be a center in this league.
     
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    Assuming he's healthy pretty much all of the season, these numbers seem right
     

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