Line combinations for the Avalanche in 2023-2024: The positioning of Jonathan Drouin within Jared Bednar's lineup could be very beneficial for him, according to a journalist's prediction

Published July 5, 2023 at 2:13 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
A few days after the signing of former Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin, a journalist covering the Colorado Avalanche for The Athletic revealed the potential line combinations that head coach Jared Bednar could use for the 2023-2024 season.

Here are the mentioned trios:

"Drouin-MacKinnon-Rantanen
Lehkonen-Johansen-Nichushkin
Wood-Colton*-O'Connor
Cogliano-Meyers*-Olofsson

Toews-Makar
Byram-Manson
Girard-Johnson


Georgiev
Francouz
"

If Jonathan Drouin indeed starts the season alongside his good friend Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, it is expected to be a highly productive offensive season for the 28-year-old forward. It would be a dream scenario for him to revitalize his career.

This lineup combination has generated significant reaction in Montreal at the moment.

"Drouin will get 60-70 points playing with MacKinnon & Rantanen, right?" - HabsLinks

Honestly, we truly hope he gets such an opportunity. Although his production significantly declined after his first two seasons with the Canadiens, there is no doubt that Drouin possesses immense talent. By pairing him with two NHL superstars like Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, it would not be surprising to see Drouin flourish next year.

The last time the Sainte-Agathe-native forward surpassed the 50-point mark was in the 2018-2019 season. Let's hope he can regain his offensive touch alongside his new teammates!

Jonathan Drouin signed a one-year contract worth $825,000 with the Colorado Avalanche. In 485 NHL games, number 27 has accumulated 77 goals and 204 assists (281 points) so far.


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