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Old 07-03-2013, 09:21 AM
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If you go back to one of Murray's pre-draft interviews, I think he said he believes Drouin will end up being about 6'1" 195-200 lbs, which is just a small refrigerator and its contents short of Erne's size. He already has an NHL body in terms of his lower-body strength. Where he needs a lot of work is in his upper body strength, where there's a lot of room for him to fill out.

I expect him to be in the NHL next season, because Murray also said he believed their top-5 guys were all NHL-ready. The thought of Jon Cooper, Rookie Whisperer working with Jonathan Drouin should make all your hearts sing. Expect a development path similar to how he handled Palat and Namestnikov. He'll probably use Drouin more sparingly in the first half, giving him time to adjust to the pro game, and then boom, he'll come on like gangbusters in the second half and (knock on wood) the playoffs.

Remember, in Stammer's rookie season he also had the slow first half and exploded in the second half, and that coincided with the fact he gained a lot of muscle over the course of the year as the Lightning's training staff worked with him.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:41 AM
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I agree with everyone's sentiments, Drouin is and will be just fine in the NHL. I just find it amusing that the slightly taller (as if 1" changes a person's stature from short to tall but I digress) MacKinnon with a much more reckless style of play is immune from the concerns about his stature, yet the shiftier and heavier Drouin has size concerns.

To me Marty has shown everyone that regardless of size, if you have a strong core and more importantly a strong center of gravity you can survive in the NHL. And just like Marty with Drouin's hockey sense he will not only survive but also thrive.

Pete, I like the bowling ball description. Just like the "best shift" clip, hopefully in the future more guys will bounce off thinking this "little" Drouin is easy to knock off his skates
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Drouin has a hockey player's body. He's not short. He'll cap out at 6' I think. Still not convinced he [is] done growing. But his weight is in his lower body. He's not frail like RNH. He's got his weight down low and in his ass. Sidney Crosby is 5'11" 200lbs.

It's not inconceivable that Drouin could get close to 190-195lbs. He's still a kid ffs.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:50 AM
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(as if 1" changes a person's stature from short to tall but I digress)
The magic cut-off number 6' for height reminds me of the arbitrary yet universally acknowledged cut-off for SV% at .900 and the 200 lbs. weight number. Largely it's just perceptual. All else being equal, is a goalie 5'11" 199 lbs. with an .899 really less attractive as a prospect than a guy 6'0" 201 lbs. with a .901? Hardly--but try telling that to the subconscious mind. The second guy just "feels" noticeably bigger, stronger and better, purely because of our conditioning to those numerals.
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