Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning appear to be inexorably headed toward divorce.
It's been two weeks since his trade request became public knowledge, with Bolts general manager Steve Yzerman acknowledging the request in a statement but adding that his "sole intention is to act in the best interest of the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey club."
Since then, the rumours have multiplied, but a trade has yet to transpire. Things seem to have heated up lately, though.
On Monday, CTV's Brian Wilde reported that a "strong" unnamed source had confirmed that the slumping Montreal Canadiens were making a "huge push" to get a deal done. This comes on the heels of Friday's report from French-language broadcaster TVA that a deal could be done within 24 hours.
Given the amount of chatter around a potentially imminent trade, it's worth asking which trade destinations make the most sense for Drouin. That's what we'll answer in the slides that follow.