I saw Drouin live today, thought he was very good. Excellent puck handler, very good vision and shot the puck quite a lot. Drouin did actually a good work on the boards for his size. I was very excited to see him play and he did not disappoint. I can definitely see why people are high on him.
I'd say Drouin's pretty much a lock for the top 5 let alone the top 10.
There's no guarantees, but at this point he makes a very good case to be picked over early favorites for #4/5 like Mono and Lindholm...
The number of people in Halifax who think Drouin is not only a better Q player, but prospect as well rises each time I go to the rink. #1 is not out of the possibility if he keeps his Team Canada play up... Which I see happening.
Definitely top 5, IMO. Could go higher, but it really depends on positional need. If teams need a bigger #1 C for example, they'd likely go in another direction. I'm excited to have Drouin back in Halifax though, hopefully we can make a Memorial Cup run.
As a Leafs and Mooseheads fan, I'll be super happy with either Drouin or Nate.
Drouin is as much a top-5 lock as Teravainen, Grigorenko, and Forsberg were.
more like Galchenyuk minus the injury...
Arent there reports in regards to the scouts being more impressed with Drouin than McKinnon? It might be just the current form but being compared to the top draft eligible player should make you a surefire top 10 picks..
1st rd definitely
Top 15 98% sure
Top 10 85% sure
I'm just not really seeing top 5. Not because he isn't great just because I can pump off quite a few names just as good if not better/more proven or better all around game.
^...i feel at this moment, that only MacKinnon, Jones, and Barkov are the only 3 guaranteed to go ahead of him. it all depends on whether some teams picking at #4 and #5 feel he's the BPA or not. he could go ahead of Lindholm and Monahan or behind or between.