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03-19-2013, 09:19 AM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by FLYguy3911 View Post
That's why I said local. His hockey career started when his dad was playing in Denver. He was an Avalanche fan. His dad talked to Sakic about getting him started in hockey.

Drouin is a natural center. He grew up a center and only moved to the wing to play with MacKinnon. There would obviously be some adjustment, but much like Giroux he could get it done. He's much closer to Giroux than Briere.

As far as his size, he is very well built for an 18 year old. He has that Crosby like build. Strong lower half.
Yeah, I'm aware of the story re: Sakic and Popeye, but I'm not sure that would put a substantial amount of pressure on the Avs to draft him.

Thanks for the info on Drouin. I'm still a bit wary about moving Schenn to wing--he hasn't thrived in that role to date--but it sounds like a nice problem to have.

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