A former CH coach has a lot to say about Jonathan Drouin and he's putting forward a concrete trade offer

Published February 20, 2023 at 8:18 PM

Despite probably having his best moments in three years in a Habs uniform, forward Jonathan Drouin continues to polarize the opinion of hockey fans in Quebec.

As we know, No. 27 may be in his final games in Montreal, as he will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. As reported by my colleagues at Fanadiens.com, Drouin even admitted that the end was possibly approaching with the CH.

"For sure I know the situation I'm in right now. This is my last year of my contract. It's up to me to show that, if a team wants me in the future or on March 3, I'm capable of coming in and playing and I'm capable of going out and playing for another team."

This sudden resurgence of life of the Quebec striker is very pleased with the fans of the Canadiens, but for some experts, let's say that this enthusiasm fades rather quickly. This is in fact the case of a former head coach of the CH.

Michel Therrien, now an analyst for TVA Sports, was not very kind to Jonathan Drouin during his intervention in the pre-game of last Saturday's game between the Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"A guy like Drouin, who says he's aware of his situation, honestly, I find it insulting. When the player realizes he's caught in a trap and wants to get out of it (...) I would have liked it if he had that attitude when the Habs went after him for (Mikhail) Sergachev."

Let's just say that Therrien would have liked to see him get more involved in this way much more often since his arrival with the Habs.

But despite the good performance of Drouin in recent games, the analyst does not expect Kent Hughes to receive much in return for the number 27.

"It's going to come down to five minutes to three and we're going to get a third or fourth round pick in return."

Ouch! That's got the makings of clarity.

Drouin for a third or fourth round pick, would you do it?

To view Michel Therrien's comments, click the link below.

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A former CH coach has a lot to say about Jonathan Drouin and he's putting forward a concrete trade offer

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