#Avs lineup could look something like…
The team will still have a bit of money after signing RFAs.
– Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) July 2, 2023
In the worst-case scenario, it doesn’t work out and he’ll have cost peanuts. But in the best-case scenario, he becomes a bargain.
We know that Denver was a logical destination for him. After all, there’s less pressure there than in Montreal – apart from the atmospheric pressure, of course – and he’ll no doubt be able to be himself.
What’s more, he’ll be reunited with his friend Nathan MacKinnon, with whom he had a successful junior career with the Halifax Mooseheads. Together, they won the Memorial Cup under Dominique Ducharme.
We know that MacKinnon pushed for his team to sign Drouin, but we still wonder if they’ll play together. But according to Peter Baugh, who covers the Avalanche for The Athletic, it makes sense to move Drouin to his friend’s left wing.
Obviously, the fact that captain Gabriel Landeskog went down fighting last year and isn’t yet able to return will give Drouin some quality playing time – if he steps up and plays up to his talent.
But it’s interesting to see that Drouin, in the reporter’s line-up, takes precedence over Artturi Lehkonen, for example.
After all, Lehky is important to Colorado’s success, and we know MacKinnon loves him. Since leaving Montreal before the 2022 playoffs, the European has taken Denver to another level.
He’s clearly an important element for Colorado.
I’d like to see Drouin succeed with MacKinnon, because it’ll be a great story. But in a club aiming for top honors, he’ll have to earn his playing time with the best player on his team.
Away from Montreal, it’s not impossible.
– Blake Geoffrion fans beware.
– Hilary Knight (@HilaryKnight) July 5, 2023
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He’s among the most powerful rookies in American. https://t.co/k0IHnWBd8D
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– Oh yeah.
The Bolts sent friendship bracelets to all the teams in the NHL!😂👏
– BarDown (@BarDown) July 6, 2023