Many have wondered why the Tampa Bay Lightning keep scratching Jonathan Drouin, and when they have played him, why he’s served a marginal role. It’s pretty clear that the trust isn’t there between Drouin and Jon Cooper just yet, though.
More specifically, Cooper made it clear that he doesn’t believe that the 20-year-old’s two-way game is there yet, as the Tampa Times’ Joe Smith reports.
“There is more than one net in a rink. There’s two. You have to be able to play in front of both,” Cooper said of Drouin.