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The Wyzerhood 06-30-2013 03:27 PM

The Official Jonathan Drouin Thread
 
Now that he's finally a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning, I thought it'd only be right if he had his own thread. Feel free to share any videos, tweets, articles, scouting reports, insight or anything about Drouin here!

My personal favorite highlight reel of him:


MattM92 06-30-2013 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tampa Bay Trio (Post 68305805)
Now that he's finally a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning, I thought it'd only be right if he had his own thread. Feel free to share any videos, tweets, articles, scouting reports, insight or anything about Drouin here!

My personal favorite highlight reel of him:


I hate to get ahead of myself here but is Drouin gonna have to look into a restraining order for you and Cigar City? :laugh:

TheDaysOf 04 06-30-2013 03:30 PM

How you Drouin?

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view1/115...you-doin-o.gif

dbieon12 06-30-2013 03:32 PM

Needs a nickname like Marty or Stammer or Vinny or Bugsy or Bish.

The Wyzerhood 06-30-2013 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by MattM92 (Post 68306591)
I hate to get ahead of myself here but is Drouin gonna have to look into a restraining order for you and Cigar City? :laugh:

:laugh: I'd be surprised if he doesn't already have one for me. Don't Rouin this for me!

LightningStrikes 06-30-2013 03:35 PM

Stop Drouin around!

MattM92 06-30-2013 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tampa Bay Trio (Post 68307403)
:laugh: I'd be surprised if he doesn't already have one for me. Don't Rouin this for me!

So many puns, can't keep up!

The Wyzerhood 06-30-2013 03:37 PM

Koekkoek Puffs must be disappointed that even though Drouin is in NHL 13, he still can't play with him on the Bolts because draft prospects cannot be added to pro teams prior to their draft years :laugh:

TheDaysOf 04 06-30-2013 03:48 PM

http://www.thebaycave.com/2013/06/30...third-overall/

http://video.lightning.nhl.com/video...sole?id=261338

Drouin with the media after being selected

dbieon12 06-30-2013 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by TheDaysOf 04 (Post 68311963)
http://www.thebaycave.com/2013/06/30...third-overall/

Drouin with the media after being selected

Off to a good start. Spelled his name wrong: "Druin".

He upgraded from MacKinnon to Stamkos... :lol:

The Wyzerhood 06-30-2013 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by dbieon12 (Post 68312313)
Off to a good start. Spelled his name wrong: "Druin".

In a way, by not picking Jones, you could say our D is still ruined (Druin). Maybe they are onto something there ;)

The Wyzerhood 06-30-2013 03:59 PM

Via Bob McKenzie's twitter:

Quote:

Jonathan Drouin was runaway leader in 3 categories: best puckhandler, best playmaker, best hockey sense. And it wasn't close in any of them.

Crabby Williams 06-30-2013 04:02 PM

I'm the first one who wanted Drouin!!11!

TBT and Cigar City are posers.

The Wyzerhood 06-30-2013 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Crabby Williams (Post 68316579)
I'm the first one who wanted Drouin!!11!

TBT and Cigar City are posers.

Uhh...pretty sure you said something along the lines of "Personally, I wouldn't mind the Nichushkin overlord on this team".

Part of your loyalty clearly lies elsewhere.

BoltSTH 06-30-2013 04:12 PM

Name Analyzer results:
http://jonathan-drouin.nameanalyzer.net/

The Yzerplan 06-30-2013 04:13 PM

Frederik Gauthier also got the Jurassic Park treatment :laugh:

The Wyzerhood 06-30-2013 04:14 PM

Do we start him with Stammer immediately, start him on a different line or send him back to Junior?

The Macho Man 06-30-2013 04:19 PM

Hey... I was on the Drouin train too.

TheDaysOf 04 06-30-2013 04:20 PM

BP Scouting Report

Quote:

Strengths:
Drouin mixes some of the best hockey sense and passing ability to be seen in the draft in quite some time with world class stickhandling ability and lateral quickness and skating. He truly appears to have the puck tied to the blade of his stick with a string. Add to that a solid shot and you have a player who is equally adept at shooting, passing, or making you look foolish by carrying it past you in the offensive third. As an added intangible, Drouin might also be one of the fiercest competitors in the draft, and while he may not be a bone cruncher he will go to the high traffic areas to make plays.

Weaknesses:
Drouin is not the ideal NHL size and he doesn't have a top level gear in terms of straight line speed. Those knocks should be tempered by saying he does have excellent lower body strength and really just needs to get his upper body strength to the same point, and his straight line speed may be compensated for by his lateral agility and advanced ability to read the play. Also, like many young forwards, he needs to continue to work on his play in the defensive third.

Projection:
Top Line Left Winger and Top-20 NHL Scorer

Comparisons:
Names That Have Been Floated: Patrick Kane, Claude Giroux, Martin St. Louis, Denis Savard, Gilbert Perrault

The Wyzerhood 06-30-2013 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pronounced Anders (Post 68322593)
Hey... I was on the Drouin train too.

In case you didn't notice in the draft thread, I asked if it was possible for anyone to be happier than either one of us once Drouin was drafted ;).

Sky04 06-30-2013 04:29 PM

See an Eberle/Kane type player to him, amazing hands and high hockey sense will speed up his transition faster then raw physical abilities.

c_robio 06-30-2013 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by TheDaysOf 04 (Post 68322795)

Solid Scouting Report imo

Stammer Time* 06-30-2013 04:45 PM

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Looks like we picked up a silky stud in @jodrouin27.#sauce#toedrag #imalwaysopen. Welcome! Now update that suit your in the National League!
https://twitter.com/teddypurcell16/s...56090447290368

The Wyzerhood 06-30-2013 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Killorn (Post 68330001)

:facepalm: what was wrong with Drouin's suit, Teddy? He wore a blue suit, blue tie and a white shirt. Couldn't have advertised he wanted to go to Tampa anymore than he already did.

TheDaysOf 04 06-30-2013 04:48 PM

https://twitter.com/mattcarle25
Quote:

@teddypurcell16 @jodrouin27 take it now...you'll take it all year kid, just ask @kaulie59 #stickupforyourself


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