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Majority of NHL teams have reportedly shown interest in Drouin

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Jonathan Drouin is a hot commodity.

The young Tampa Bay Lightning forward is awaiting a trade, and as Monday's deadline nears, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that "15 to 20 teams have shown varying degrees of interest at varying times."

That's not exactly surprising, considering Drouin's pedigree and the fact he's turning 21 on March 27.

McKenzie's colleague, Darren Dreger, adds that he was "told (Lightning general manager Steve) Yzerman was asking for a right shot (defenseman) as part of any Drouin deal."

McKenzie adds that some teams have shown repeated interest in the young forward, as opposed to other teams that have simply checked in. He believes the Lightning have "a handful of legit offers to consider."

The Lightning have won five in a row and are only three points back of the Florida Panthers for first place in the Eastern Conference. Tampa Bay's focus is undoubtedly the playoffs.

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