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Dreger Sees Blues As ‘A Primary Contender’ For Drouin

27 October, 2015: Tampa Bay Lightning leftwing Jonathan Drouin (27) goes after the puck on the boards during a NHL game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis won, 2-0.(Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire)
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Darren Dreger was on Montreal’s TSN 690 on Tuesday morning.

On if he has any sense of movement on a Jonathan Drouin trade:

“No, but the message prior to the All-Star was pretty much consistent with what we’ve been told all along. The feeling is that Yzerman has a deal or two in his back pocket and he’s just hoping and waiting for a team to get more desperate to sweeten things up.

“As for the teams who might be interested, I think it remains the same. The Montreal Canadiens have interest, there’s no question about that. I don’t believe that Yzerman – I was talking about Toronto trading within its division – I don’t think Yzerman has any in trading Jonathan Drouin to Montreal, unless Bergevin is so desperate that he’s willing to sell the farm to make that work. I don’t think that’s reality either.

“St. Louis said they wanted to wait until the All-Star to get a bit healthier and kind of analyze again where they’re at. I’m still looking at St. Louis as being a primary contender for Drouin.”

Source: TSN 690/ Transcript: Nichols

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