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02-26-2013, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Mats86 View Post
You misunderstand...both smallish high skilled players, but Drouin playing with future great. Numbers would be same if they switched clubs. Both players are fairly equal
not arguing that at all. I agree actually. In Junior, both are a wash. But, in the pros, Drouin is "more likely" to demonstrate this same skill level. Petan, while a good prospect, is likely a late 1st/early 2nd.

Look at Gallagher, the guy scored 40+ goals a year, 100+ PIMs a year and he was a 5th rd pick. Why? Size.

Drouin is borderline now, and scouts usually tack on 1-2 inches 15-20 lbs to the current size as an estimate to their fully devellopped NHL aged size. Sadly Petan is in the same boat as Gallagher and will slide because of it.

So be happy, if both are a wash in your estimation. At least Montreal has a shot at getting Petan if they wanted him, which is equivalent to Drouin.

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