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Jun 25, 2018
San Jose Sharks
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>yanp007</b></div><div>I think that enough, Meier is 0.6pt/gp over the last 5 seasons.... Drouin is 0.63 pt/gp, right he needs a move, he cannot deal with MTL pressure. Allen is better than all SJ goaltender with a cap friendly contract, Harris last season is 1pt/gp in NCAA, reliable def. Poehling's season in AHL was very good, he'll become a good 3rd line center maybe 2nd line, he needs more time.
MTL is on WIN mode right now, SJ is on REBUILT mode, that's the reason why MTL overpaid for Meier.</div></div>
Sure, let's throw Meier's 20 and 21 year old seasons where he was playing in a bottom 6 role in there to try and skew the numbers out of context. Since Meier has become entrenched in his role in the league as a top 6 player (past 3 seasons), he is scoring at .72 PPG while Drouin is scoring at .60. Additionally, Meier has scored almost as many points as Drouin has played games the past 3 seasons (146 to 152) speaking to how injury prone Drouin is. So no, the comparisons are nowhere near fair.
And no, SJ is not in rebuild mode and there is not a publication from anyone with knowledge of the team saying as such. Whether they should or should not be is debatable, but the organization is very firmly on the record saying they're not rebuilding. And if they were, then why are you putting guys like Allen and Drouin in the deal anyway as they'd be looking for futures?