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The fairy tale is over for Jonathan Drouin

Published February 25, 2024 at 11:14

Imagine going from the Montreal Canadiens in the midst of a reconstruction, playing with average teammates, to landing the following season alongside Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen.

That's the opportunity Jonathan Drouin had. While he didn't seize it at the beginning of the campaign, getting demoted and even scratched, he came back strong with a streak of 19 points in 19 games.

We were genuinely happy for him as he became a crucial part of their offense. However, as we've seen so often with the Canadiens, inconsistency catches up, and he's no longer producing.

With no points in his last four games and only two in his last eight, Jared Bednar has had enough, and he moved him down to the second line.

"Artturi Lehkonen and Jonathan Drouin have switched places. Lehkonen skating with MacKinnon and Rantanen, Drouin is with Johansen and Parise." - Corey Masisak

Drouin is producing at a rate of 45 points per 82 games, compared to 42 points per 82 games last season with the Canadiens.

His inconsistency is evident, and it's quite sad considering his talent. Hopefully, he can bounce back and return to the first line.

February 25   |   755 answers
The fairy tale is over for Jonathan Drouin

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