GMs Expect High Asking Price For Drouin

Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Monday morning.

As part of a larger conversation on Jonathan Drouin:

“A lot of the GMs are overseas for the world junior tournament. I’ve been texting a couple – ‘What do you think?’ They’re saying the price is going to be high. I think they expect that. He’s still only 20 years old. He’s still a third overall pick. I spoke to one team yesterday that admitted that year, they had him ranked ahead of Nathan MacKinnon.

“I just feel that it’s going to be an expensive price. From what I can also tell, Tampa has looked at moving him in the past, and they’ve never found a deal that was close to what they wanted.

“Again, in a league where we’ve seen guys ask for trades and go nowhere, this is going to be another complicated transaction.”

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