The answer belongs to Jonathan Drouin

The answer belongs to Jonathan Drouin

will he play? He won’t play? Wrist injury that doesn’t cause you any problems? Or is he really recovered? Will he be with the Canadians next year? Or will he look for work in another team?

Indeed, Jonathan Drouin arrives at training camp in a very special role. Normally, he wouldn’t have to worry about his job, since he has a $5.5 million contract as collateral. He has a long history, playing in the National League for more than seven years. He has some talent, but the course that we discover in his resume is marked by several facts that have raised controversy, several injuries and also health problems.

No impact on equipment.

In recent years he has played sporadically and, inevitably, has not had an impact within his formation. The player believed to have been obtained from the Tampa Bay Lightning does not live up to expectations, quite the opposite, while Mikhail Sergachev, a player traded to the Lightning, is an important piece in this concession.

When Jonathan Drouin takes to the track for the start of training camp, he won’t have the unanimity accorded to veterans who have spent several months on the sidelines. In general, the position they held remains theirs.


The Canadian is in a special situation. It is in the middle of a concession relaunch period. In recent months, several administrative changes have been made. The new decision makers began the process of changing the image of the organization. They have replaced some veterans, they will continue to make changes in the workforce to have more flexibility in terms of payroll.

In recent weeks they have incorporated young players who respond to the new philosophy of the organization, responding to the culture that we want to establish.

Where is Drouin in all this?

In principle, he is a player who should enjoy certain privileges. At first glance, we thought that he could evolve with Josh Anderson and Kirby Dach. However, keep in mind that decision makers now have several options. Undoubtedly, the arrival of Nick Suzuki, the spectacular entry of Cole Caufield, the arrival of Sean Monahan and the acquisition of Dach change the situation.

Dvorak, Byron and Armia

Christian Dvorak is still quite an intriguing case. Is it still in the plans of the organization?

In this sense, one always wonders if Paul Byron will be able to put on his skates. What do we expect from Joel Armia? What season will Brendan Gallagher experience, whose results and performances have lost some of the shine from him in the past two seasons? And it goes without saying that we’d let Mike Hoffman go for nothing.

Drouin will not be coming to training camp as a rookie. But he will have to assure Martin St-Louis that he still has his place on the team.

And Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes have very specific goals. For one thing, they don’t have to rush their invented schedule to get the dealership back on track. They have been methodical so far and will be in the coming months. In a hurry to win on the spot? No way.

Fans understand that it will be a long process. In the meantime, they will have the opportunity to supervise young players who will be given increased responsibilities within an elaborate development programme.

It’s up to Drouin to show that he can really make an impact within the organization…

It’s not understood

We have to believe that the decision makers at Hockey Canada have misunderstood.

How can they renew the board members in their positions by emphasizing that they had given new structures to hockey, that they had made various modifications to keep the sport growing, that they had contributed greatly to the rise of women’s hockey, that the results of Canadian teams at the international level have been very respectable?

In short, they had done a colossal job.

You really have to have a big ego.

It takes gall not to take into account the reasons that led decision-makers before a parliamentary committee to explain the spending of several million dollars of public funds to “buy” the silence of a woman who was raped by members of the Junior Team Canadian in 2018 in London, Ontario.

Parents, parliamentarians, the general public no longer have any respect for the leaders of -Hockey Canada. How can we leave Hockey Canada, an organization charged with promoting the sport of hockey, in the hands of unscrupulous people, using taxpayer money to protect their ego?

What happened in London, we don’t care at Hockey Canada.

The administrators paid the bill to camouflage everything.

These same people are returning to the helm of Hockey Canada, it is unacceptable and this decision requires the immediate intervention of the federal government.

And don’t expect Hockey Canada’s business partners to be too quick to renew their commitments to the Canadian organization. For the most part, they will stay away from this group of administrators.

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