Jonathan Drouin Making All the Wrong Moves in Attempt to Get Traded

January 21st, 2016 by Jonathan Willis Leave a reply »

The most telling comment about the difficulties of Jonathan Drouin’s situation with the Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t come from the player or his agent. Nor did it come from Bolts general manager Steve Yzerman.

It came from Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray.

“[W]e're one of the front-runners in that aren't we in that? Every time I turn the page I hear we're making a deal with a certain team on the East Coast,” Murray commented to Los Angeles Times writer Helene Elliott. Then, with the same dry humour, he hinted rather broadly at his opinion of the situation:

There's more than just him that's probably out there and available right now. Let's just leave it at that. We're looking at a whole bunch of things. We know he's there, but there's a few others out there, too, that haven't requested trades. Requesting trades on entry level, that's something new for you and I. ... Entry-level players requesting trades. Amazing.

On paper, the Ducks are pretty much a perfect fit for Drouin. They have a lousy left wing depth chart, a need for young blood up front and the assets necessary to pose a tempting offe ...

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