The NHL 15: Jonathan Drouin's chance for revival
His signing in Colorado seems like a good fit for everybody with a strong chance for success.
As we approach the start of the 2023-24 NHL season I am going to take a look at 15 players worth paying attention to this season for one reason or another.
These are not necessarily the best players. Some of them might be, but others might be more obscure. This not a ranking of any kind. It is simply a look at players that I think have some kind of interesting storyline to watch or could have a major impact on the NHL this season.
We continue today with Colorado Avalanche forward Jonathan Drouin.
The Colorado Avalanche took a small step backwards in 2022-23, falling short in their quest to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
One of the biggest reasons for that regression was some depleted depth caused by salary cap restrictions and an unexpected season-ending injury to captain Gabriel Landeskog.
With Landeskog expected to miss yet another season those depth issues were not going to away, and they needed to be addressed. The Avalanche worked hard to address them with the additions of Ryan Johansen, Ross Colton, Tomas Tatar and Jonathan Drouin.
I honestly love all of those moves, especially at the price they got them all at, but Drouin is the player I am most fascinated in here because not only do I think he has a chance to be a steal, I think he has a chance to completely revive his career and be one of the better free agent values signed this offseason.
Let’s get into it.
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