TBL needs a defenseman. Drouin is not going anywhere. Palat is the one who gets traded.
Lol even before you corrected it post-trade, Palat was far and away the least likely of the 3 to be traded. He's by far the best LW in the organisation. The only other natural LW in the lineup last year being Adam Erne, the rest were all centres who were slotted into the LW spot. He's arguably the best defensive forward on the team. Amazing 2-way play. He's not a big scorer, but he was also the most consistent between him, Johnson, and Drouin. What you see is what you get with him. Never goes on a huge hot streak, but never a drought either.