eldag Posted October 23, 2017 Report Share Posted October 23, 2017 When Bergevin made dumb trade # 365 sending Sergychev to Tampa for Drouin not long after reiterating his lie to the fans that he would not trade the young defenseman, I (along with a lot of reasonably knowledgeable Hab fans) had serious concerns about what MB was doing to the defense corps by sending away the organization's only blue chip prospect who happened to be a defenseman for a forward with lots of raw talent but some unsettling character issues. Well .... so far .... it ain't looking all that peachy. While certainly a small sample size and dealing with two teams at opposite ends of the talent spectrum makes things problematic when doing comparisons, Sergychev has 3 goals and 5 assists and a plus 3 rating while averaging just over 12 minutes a night. Drouin is averaging over 18 minutes and has produced 5 points as a minus 5 player. I have not seen much of Drouin play admittedly because I have not been watching much Habs hockey for obvious reasons (number one being life is too short) however I have been told by people who have seen much more of him so far this year that he definitely has a high talent ceiling but he seems to disappear for certain lengths of time during games and he is not great defensively. Perhaps our more astute observers here have opinions on that. Does putting him at centre restrict his creativity? The only team preventing the Habs from claiming their rightful place as dead last in the NHL are the pesky Arizona Desert Puppies who will be formidable foes in the battle for the number 1 lottery draft selection in 2018. I remain optimistic however that we have the roster and the General Manager capable of securing the top number of lottery balls for next year's amateur draft lottery selection process ,,,,,,, Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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