xXx..CK..xXx Posted July 23, 2021 Share Posted July 23, 2021 38 minutes ago, Neech said: He kind of is, though. We don't go on that finals run with a passenger like Drouin. He's a liability to any line he's on. He can provide some points sometimes, but otherwise he'll reliably make weak and bone-headed plays. I’d like to take you back to 2015-2016 where Jonathan Drouin single handedly dominated the eventual cup champions (Pittsburgh) in the conference finals. That year, the Tampa Bay Lightning took Pittsburgh to 7 games in the conference finals. In Game 7, Pittsburgh won 2-1 against Tampa. Who scored the lone Tampa goal in Game 7? Jonathan Drouin. Pittsburgh eventually went on to beat San Jose in the final, and judging by Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau’s career, it’s safe to assume that Tampa Bay would have a cup if the rest of Drouin’s team showed up. Take a look at that 2015-2016 playoff bracket as well as the game 7 score sheet, and you may learn a thing or two. This wasn’t only a statistical thing as well. I remember from the eye test, Drouin was better than Crosby during that series. In the end, this is coming from someone who disliked the Sergachev trade after defending the Weber trade. I wanted Sergachev to fill in for Markov. With that being said, it is an entirely false assumption to say that we wouldn’t have made the final if Drouin was with the squad. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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