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11-10-2012, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Arpeggio View Post
I've only seen him play a few times but he reminds me a lot of RNH.
If I had to pick a single player to compare him with it'd be RNH. Otherwise a combination of Briere and Kane would be more accurate.

Not only does he have the hockey sense/vision/stickhandling of some of the more recent highly touted prospects like Huberdeau and Grigorenko, but very rarely does a player of that style have the acceleration that Drouin has (especially out of the corners).

Usually when we talk about players being able to "control the pace of the game" we mean that they can slow things down and dissect defenses with their vision/passing. With Drouin, he can both slow things down and speed things up. It makes him IMO much harder to shut down and adds a lot of unpredictability to his game. If he can strengthen his lower body/core over the next few years he could become a very dangerous NHL player.

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