Interesting trade proposal between the Canadiens and the Wild involving Jonathan Drouin

Published December 28, 2022 at 9:53

Jonathan Drouin could have become a crowd favorite in Montreal, but his big contract, coupled with his long list of injuries have meant otherwise. The Quebecer's performance is not what fans were hoping for when he arrived in 2017, but it's certain that expectations were very high.

Number 27 was seen as the team's first center from the moment he arrived, which is clearly not his role. Now, on the cusp of full autonomy, it would be very surprising if Kent Hughes extended his contract, he is expected to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

However, it is a dedicated and involved Jonathan that we have seen since his return from injury. He even wanted to protect his teammate Juraj Slafkovsky against Shayne Gostisbehere of the Coyotes a few days ago, but the defenseman refused the invitation.

His performance since his return has not gone unnoticed and a journalist from Minnesota, Kalisha Townsell, suggests that the Wild get hold of the number 27 of the Canadiens.

"While Drouin hasn't had the best career, he produces when it matters most. The playoffs are the most important time of the season to show what you can do. Forget his rookie year, 0 points in six games averaging 10:02 a night, and his numbers are extremely solid."

"In his last 27 playoff games, Drouin has six goals and 21 points, which translates to an 82-game pace of 18 goals and 64 points. Drouin's previous playoff appearance came in the 2019-20 season. During his career, he averaged 0.58 points per game in the regular season and 0.64 in the playoffs. After missing a Cup run, he will be motivated to win and, the Wild have a great locker room that can help him." - Kalisha Townsell Turnipseed

Townsell suggests the Tricolore acquire forward Ryan Hartman and possibly a prospect or pick in return. Drouin would come in and help the Wild right away at a lower cost, while Kent Hughes and the Habs would not lose Drouin's services for free this summer, which would be beneficial to both clubs.

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Interesting trade proposal between the Canadiens and the Wild involving Jonathan Drouin

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