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06-25-2013, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling View Post
I'm not saying I expect him to, I said hopefully. We have no leverage now.

I see no reason not to keep them.
None. They're worth more as depth then they'll return in a trade.
Originally Posted by WartracePred View Post
You have to consider what the Preds organization needs. Their reported need is bigger and stronger forwards. Drouin is neither. If the choice is between Drouin and any of the other top forwards, Poile chooses Mac, Barkov, or Nich, all bigger, stronger guys. If the choice is between Jones and Drouin, Poile says he'll take Jones. I'd bet Drouin isn't drafted by the Preds.
They need size, yes, but they also need skill. Drouin is the most skilled player in the entire draft. I'd still take him before any forward outside of Mackinnon.


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