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Jonathan Drouin requests trade

Started by Potvin29, January 03, 2016, 11:58:26 AM

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CarltonTheBear

The right call. I understand where he and his agent were coming from, but this should have happened right when the deadline passed.

cabber24

Quote from: Frank E on March 07, 2016, 12:42:52 PM
So playing hardball didn't really work as planned?

I'm shocked.
Love it, probably the best case scenario for everyone. I hope it works in TB for him and the team. Kids don't do what Drouin did.
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Heroic Shrimp

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on March 07, 2016, 01:07:51 PM
The right call. I understand where he and his agent were coming from, but this should have happened right when the deadline passed.

Phil Esposito said everything was all the doing of Drouin's parents and that agent Walsh had opposed it, for what his opinion/insight's worth.
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CarltonTheBear

Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on March 07, 2016, 01:24:55 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on March 07, 2016, 01:07:51 PM
The right call. I understand where he and his agent were coming from, but this should have happened right when the deadline passed.

Phil Esposito said everything was all the doing of Drouin's parents and that agent Walsh had opposed it, for what his opinion/insight's worth.

Yeah I hadn't heard the parents angle before but it was widely rumoured that Drouin, not Walsh, was driving the bus here.

CarltonTheBear

Tampa's recalled Drouin. They have 2 games left in the regular season. Plus without Stamkos they'll likely need his offence in the playoffs. Since he returned to the AHL after his suspension he's scored 9 goals in 10 games. Any chance they salvage their relationship here?

Frank E

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on April 07, 2016, 08:52:39 AM
Tampa's recalled Drouin. They have 2 games left in the regular season. Plus without Stamkos they'll likely need his offence in the playoffs. Since he returned to the AHL after his suspension he's scored 9 goals in 10 games. Any chance they salvage their relationship here?

I think Tampa can save face since they didn't buckle, and all Drouin has to do is be a good soldier.

It's all on Drouin now.

CarltonTheBear


Al14

Quote from: Frank E on April 07, 2016, 09:10:30 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on April 07, 2016, 08:52:39 AM
Tampa's recalled Drouin. They have 2 games left in the regular season. Plus without Stamkos they'll likely need his offence in the playoffs. Since he returned to the AHL after his suspension he's scored 9 goals in 10 games. Any chance they salvage their relationship here?

I think Tampa can save face since they didn't buckle, and all Drouin has to do is be a good soldier.

It's all on Drouin now.

I think his camp (his parents) probably still wants him out of Tampa.  We'll see if they can kiss and make up long term.

CarltonTheBear

http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2016/06/17/agent-drouins-withdrawn-trade-request-wants-to-be-back-in-tampa/

Drouin says that he wants to stay. Ended up being a really good job here by Yzerman to wait teams out.

Although that might be partially in thanks to other teams being not-so-smart, since there was a report out there saying the sens wouldn't part with defenceman Cody Ceci for Drouin. That could look pretty foolish, pretty soon (if it doesn't already).

Nik


Well, I'm surprised that things smoothed out but I'm not surprised that the way it happened was with Drouin on the team and playing a significant role. That seems to be all he ever wanted.
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TBLeafer

Yzerman was never going let both Stammer AND Drouin get away, with Drouin being a potential replacement if Stammer failed to sign.