Three potential trade destinations have been raised for Jonathan Drouin

Published February 23, 2023 at 2:03 PM

Barring a major surprise, don't expect the Habs to make many trades between now and the trade deadline, unlike last year.

With injuries to Joel Edmundson and Sean Monahan, few Habs players currently have good trade value, but with Hughes, we could still see some surprises.

And among them, it could be that forward Jonathan Drouin will change address despite the fact that many experts do not expect the Habs to receive much in return.

But I'm not here to talk about Drouin's value, I'm here to talk about a potential destination where number 27 could help out. After all, despite not having scored a single goal this season, his contribution on the power play has been felt in recent games and there are certainly some teams that will want to add some bite to their offense.

And as Keven Mawn of Fanadiens.com reports, The Hockey Writers has suggested three potential destinations for Jonathan Drouin.

We're talking about the Winnipeg Jets, the Minnesota Wild and the team that drafted him third overall a decade ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

First of all, the Jets will definitely be buyers this year and one more forward would not hurt the Manitoba team and moreover, Drouin has already played in the past with a certain Nikolaj Ehlers during his junior years with the Halifax Mooseheads.

As for the Wild, they are the team that has scored the fewest goals among the teams currently qualified for the playoffs and let's say that a little punch on the attack could help a Kirill Kaprizov for example.

And finally, why not the Lightning.

A reunion between Drouin and Mikhail Sergachev, let's just say that nobody really thought about it. But Julien Brisebois will likely want to bring in a depth forward for the playoffs, and Drouin has already had success in Tampa Bay in the playoffs, as evidenced by his 14-point record in 17 games during the spring of 2016.

As the days begin to tick down to March 3, it remains to be seen if Kent Hughes will be able to get anything worthwhile in return for his forward, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.

February 23   |   124 answers
Three potential trade destinations have been raised for Jonathan Drouin

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Wild2016.1 %
Lightning2419.4 %
Jets3326.6 %
Canadiens4737.9 %
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