We just heard some sad news about Jonathan Drouin and the worst case scenario has been put forward for next year

Published February 9, 2023 at 8:19
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Before the season started, many Canadiens fans were eager to see what Jonathan Drouin could bring to the team. Having been limited to 34 games in 2021-2022, the Quebec forward still had 20 points and it was expected that playing under Martin St-Louis could have revived his career.

In addition, Drouin is playing the last year of his contract this season and expectations were high for him.

Unfortunately, the weight of injuries suffered in recent years has obviously slowed him down and despite a few good performances at the beginning of 2023, the number 27 is once again on the injury list. He has yet to score a single goal this season and his last goal was on January 1, 2022.

Let's just say that this situation is strangely similar to a certain Scott Gomez, but let's not get into this issue, in order not to bring back bad memories to the Canadiens fans.


But still, you'd think that some teams looking for playoff reinforcements would have called Kent Hughes to inquire about Drouin's availability, but as Alexandre Desrosiers of Rumeursdetransaction.com reports, the Habs forward just got a whole slap in the face.

According to François Gagnon, journalist at RDS, the Habs' GM would have proposed Drouin to the 31 other NHL teams and that none of them would have shown interest in the Quebec forward.


Outch!

Worse yet, Gagnon even suggested that if Drouin ever wanted to return to the NHL next year, he would most likely have to accept a professional tryout contract.

Honestly, at this point, it's really sad. A professional tryout contract, really? That would be the worst case scenario for Drouin and he deserves better, but it would be a possibility.

We have to admit that this may seem surprising, but under the circumstances, we can understand teams in general being wary of Drouin, especially because of his injury history, but on the other hand, the talent is still there! And he is still young.

If Jonathan Drouin is not traded by March 3rd, there is always the option that he could receive a tryout with the Habs next season, but to be honest, I don't see how Kent Hughes could bring him back to the team.

To hear what François Gagnon has to say, click the link right here.

Source: On Jase
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