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A point worth noting: This past season, the Canadiens scored 223 goals as a team. This isn't too far below the league average of 227, but, after Max Pacioretty's 35 goals, the next best goal scorer was Paul Byron, at 22. Nobody else had more than 20. Jonathan Drouin scored more goals than everybody on the Canadiens' roster except for Pacioretty and Byron. So I can see why the Canadiens would be interested in Drouin.
That being said, this trade suuuuuuure solved a few of Steve Yzerman's problems. One less RFA to have to shell out the big bucks for, one more protection spot that just opened up, and a strong defensive prospect that could make the Lightning's roster out of training camp next year and aid immensely on the left side of the defensive corps. Bergevin, on the other hand, doesn't seem to have solved his most pressing issues with this trade. Still need to find a more robust top-line center than Phillip Danault, still need an eventual replacement on the top defensive pairing for Andrei Markov.