Drouin finds his place with the Lightning

by Gary Shelton on May 1, 2016 · 2 comments

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Drouin scored his first playoff goal for the Lightning./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Drouin scored his first playoff goal for the Lightning./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Sunday, 6 a.m.

Imagine being Jonathan Drouin.

Imagine being lost, being abandoned, being forgotten. Imagine being home in a holdout to which the rest of the world paid little attention. Imagine hating the past, and questioning the future, and wondering about the present. Imagine no one in the league — no one — offering enough to take his headache away from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

And imagine, just imagine, someone flicking on the light.

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Rick Martin May 1, 2016 at 6:38 am

I’m curious if Steven Stamkos will be allowed to leave based on the team and Drouin’s play during Stamkos’ injury/illness/surgical recovery.

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Gary Shelton May 1, 2016 at 9:04 am

I think it’s all part of the same picture. The better Drouin plays, the easier it is to let Stamkos go. It’s a shame when business gets in the way, isn’t it?

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