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09-16-2013, 08:00 PM
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TB fans claiming that Drouin isn't playing that great and may be sent back to the C. What a bust.

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So far MacKinnon has had the best year.

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Still too early to tell.

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Drouin was just avoiding having to compete with MacK for the calder cause he knew he'd lose, just like Huberdeau and Kreider did with Landy.

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So far MacKinnon has had the best year.
Not really fair to make that statement when Drouin isn't even playing in the NHL yet.

Have you wait a few more years before passing judgement, even then it might be too early.

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I'm ready to say we won't regret the pick.

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Drouin was just avoiding having to compete with MacK for the calder cause he knew he'd lose, just like Huberdeau and Kreider did with Landy.
Lol, but did Kreider really think his chances would be much better against MacKinnon?

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Not really fair to make that statement when Drouin isn't even playing in the NHL yet.

Have you wait a few more years before passing judgement, even then it might be too early.
All he's saying is that MacKinnon is having the better year. Which he is, since he is in the NHL and playing well whereas Drouin played poorly in camp and didn't even make the NHL this year.

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I'm ready to say we won't regret the pick.
That looks pretty safe to say at this point. He was the guy I wanted but he's been even better than expected so far.

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All he's saying is that MacKinnon is having the better year. Which he is, since he is in the NHL and playing well whereas Drouin played poorly in camp and didn't even make the NHL this year.
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.

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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.

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02-19-2014, 09:26 AM
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Here comes the question:

Do you think at some point in the future, Drouin might be reunited with MacKinnon? Obviously, preferably in Colorado, rather than Tampa, heh.

Say he will become UFA and decided to screw Tampa and sign with Avs, who would at the time have cap-space because of Stastny´s retirement or something like that...

or he wont turn out that brilliant for Tampa and they would be willing to trade him...

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I think only hockey Canada will reunite them. One would have to be a massive disappointment to get traded. Sure the Avs would look at it if Drouin became available.

Speaking of did you guys see this tweet from MacKinnon

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@Mackinnon9: Nice to have another sushi date with @jodrouin27, long overdue #chemistryisstillthere

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So moral of the story... hope Drouin busts and the Avs pick him up as a project in 2-3 years.

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Could you imagine a line of Landy - Mack - Drouin


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It won't happen unless it's at the All-Star game or the Olympics.

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We will get drouin.

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Drouin is St. Louis's replacement next year. You heard it here first.

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