C Nathan MacKinnon - Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL (2013 draft) II
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11-10-2011, 08:33 AM
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Agreed...but the 1 thing that does concern me about MacKinnon is he seems to lack that natural finishing ability. He has a good shot but he seems to need 4-5 chances to score...it doesnt come natural to him and often times he loses the puck or fans...
That would basically be the only real complaint I have about his game....which isnt really a major issue.
The concern I have in his game is that most of his domination seems to derive from being superior physically to 16, 17, 18 and even some 19 and 20 year olds. He is an exceptional and powerful skater. Obviously this bodes well for his future but is this something that others will catch up to him?
I don't have a ton of experience watching young players develop. Can we expect those puck skills to improve to an elite level? I've seen guys improve their shot but some offensive ability just appears to be innate. Composure will come as he gets acclimated to the higher pace and I hope we start to see the hands come along as well.
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