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09-29-2012, 01:38 PM
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Jones to Mackinnon is nothing like Hedman to Tavares or Crosby to JJ.
There are plenty of rankings that have Jones over Mackinnon. I think who gets drafted first will be based on positional needs.(Ex. Columbus-Mackinnon, Edmonton-Jones)
Not that it matters. If we can get anyone of the top-10 picks in this draft, I would be extremely happy(unless of course it's because we stunk in the season as opposed to lottery/other teams pick from a Luongo trade)
There were several rankings that had Hedman over Tavares too during their draft year. We get this almost every year where there is a top forward and a top defenseman in the draft. The forward is generally better, but people for some reason jump on the bandwagon of the defenseman. It's ridiculous to do that just because of a position that the guy plays.
Jones is great, and I'm not taking anything away from him. He is the SECOND best prospect in the draft. But MacKinnon is simply the better prospect. It would be a HUGE mistake to take Jones over MacKinnon, just like it would have been a HUGE mistake if the Islanders took Hedman over Tavares (as some people even on this board would have done).
I told ya so. I was right all along. This Canucks team is incredibly overrated and I called it.
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