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Jan
06

Droolin’ over Drouin

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Expect GM Steve Yzerman to be very patient with the Drouin negotiations

Expect GM Steve Yzerman to be very patient with the Drouin negotiations

Jonathan Drouin’s public trade request kicked the rumor mill into high gear right out of the holiday break, and the recent success of last night’s opponent is a good indication why.

The parallels between Tyler Seguin and Drouin are evident, and like Seguin, Drouin has the potential to become an elite offensive producer that helps catapult his future team into the upper echelon of the NHL.

Drouin obviously has much to prove, but Lightning GM Steve Yzerman no doubt has Boston’s Seguin disaster dancing through his mind as he sorts through his options.

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Per Larry Brooks, the Rangers are interested in Tampa Bay Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin. Drouin requested a trade after what he felt was misuse by the organization. Drouin was initially returned to Juniors after being selected third overall in 2013, then was put in a role playing position on the team when he joined the Lightning.

Drouin is a hugely talented playmaker, with a line of 6-34-40 in 89 NHL games. He’s bounced all over the lineup, spending some time with Steven Stamkos on the top line as well. Drouin isn’t the big scorer the Rangers desperately need, but he’s a 20-year-old top-six winger that would be an instant upgrade on most forwards in the Rangers organization.

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