– Brennan Vogt (@brennan_vogt) September 11, 2023
The question now was whether Jared Bednar would give him the chance to earn his place on the first line. His last few seasons weren’t necessarily in his favor, but Drouin has a natural chemistry with MacKinnon, in the end.
And while it’s far from set in stone, Drouin spends most of his training time with MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, Denver’s two best forwards.
Drouin- MacKinnon-Rantanen! https://t.co/Ax6NEeWRb7
– Allan Walsh🏒 (@walsha) September 11, 2023
It’s time to change, of course, but Drouin must appreciate the chance to train alongside the club’s two big offensive stars. It’s a lot better than what he had in Montreal,anyway…
And clearly, what we’ve noticed over the past few days is that the former CH player is always spending his time on the ice with MacKinnon. In fact, they’re so often together thatpeople in Colorado are beginning to wonder if the two guys are “attached“.
It’s really good news to see Drouin get such a great opportunity with the Avalanche. I don’t know how it will play out over the course of the season, but for now, he’s getting a golden opportunity and he seems intent on keeping it.
Now it’s up to him to prove that he deserves his place alongside MacKinnon and Rantanen on the first trio.
– That’s right.
Roundtable discussion on the @CanadiensMTL season opener
CH executives were realistic today:
“You can’t think this team has what it takes to make the playoffs” -@marcdefoy
– 98.5 Sports (@985Sports) September 12, 2023
– Hot dogs in tribute to Phil Kessel. I love these.
– Aaron Ward (@NHL_AaronWard) September 12, 2023
– Jets fans say the start of the season isn’t easy…