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Jonathan Drouin’s Trade Request May Be A Sign Of The Future

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

...a couple hours later at the Crunch's no-frills practice rink in the suburbs I heard all I needed to from Drouin. He had just finished a very optional skate with goalie Adam Wilcox and forward Brian Hart when I approached to ask him if his relationship with Walsh was still on solid footing after the furor of the past couple days.

He scoffed in a manner that suggested it was an absurd question.

"Oh yeah," said Drouin. "We're all good."

So even though the former third overall pick might not be discussing his trade demand with reporters, there's absolutely no reason to believe that he isn't comfortable with the manner in which it is playing out.

When you step back and survey the wider landscape, it's an astonishing fact: This simply doesn't happen in hockey. Or it hasn't, too often, in the nearly 100-year history of the NHL.

But the guess here is we're going to start seeing situations like it more and more.

Athletes, especially younger ones, have grown up with so much of their lives shared in public that it only stands to reason they're going to be more comfortable with everything it entails.


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WingedRider's avatar

This made start thinking about Jurco with the Wings. In the next year or 2 the Wings roster has to open spots for the prospects in GR.

I agree with HockeytownOverhaul!

This Kid thinks that him and his big time agent are going to force Stevie Y’s hand, I doubt it.

Will this happen in Detroit? Too many eager and impatient prospects?

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 01/06/16 at 01:23 PM ET

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