Trade Rumor and Proposal Thread Part III
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10-01-2012, 08:38 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
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If we get about the 15 pick I don't think I would move up to get MacKinnon, I would look at Lazar or Monahan. That would help us out as we need some size on our team.
While I agree we need some size, it's really more about the fight in the dog. McKinnon is very strong for his current frame(5'11 179), and I say current frame because he just turned 17 at the start of September, so it's not out of the question he gains another inch to top out at 6'0. Someone in the prospects forum claimed he has had a personal trainer since age 9. He is ripping it up early in the face-off dot this year, taking the most draws on his team and winning 63/93 (67.7%). Peter Forsberg is used as a comparable, and I think it's very accurate.
I think an RNH-McKinnon combo down the middle could look awfully similar to what the Avs had for so many years with Sakic and Forsberg. Size down the middle can be made up for in the bottom six.
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