To call Drouin’s first season with the Canadiens a failure would be an understatement. The 2017-18 season for Drouin was atrocious. To make matters worse, the Canadiens were also horrible that season. So naturally, the Canadiens new, local player was given a ton of blame for the team’s poor success.
These players included Ryan Suzuki, Raphael Lavoie, Thomas Harley, and Cam York. I still believe that these players are still on the Canadiens radar, however based on recent draft rankings from The Hockey Writers Brandon Share-Cohen and TSN’s Bob Mackenzie, I think the Canadiens may go in a different direction.