Then why even have Drouin as a comparable player when he's not even in the NHL?
It's comparing apples to oranges with these young players, in my opinion.
Well, the thread was made before the season started, when all three players in the subject were expected to make the NHL.
Personally, I don't think it's as much apples and oranges as you say, at least not in this particular case. IMO, the player playing well at the highest level of competition always has a better year than the player playing well at a lower level of competition, especially if the player at the lower level of competition isn't setting records where he is. This says nothing about future potential or who will have the best career, but to me, a season leading the Calder race at the NHL level always trumps a season ripping it up in junior.