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10-28-2012, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Writer View Post
And given Hockey Canada's track record, I'm not even sure they take Mackinnon. They love to cut 17 year old undrafted number 1 rated prospects. They make a hobby of it. Just like Ryan Nugent Hopkins was cut when he was 17 and the number 1 rated prospect. Just like they cut Tyler Seguin etc.
This is a bit over the top. I agree that Canada is generally too eager to cut undrafted players, but over the last few years we saw Murray, Couturier, Hall, Stamkos, Tavares and so on. MacKinnon is more hyped than quite a few of those guys and is off to a dynamite start. I can't see him not getting a top 6 spot if things stay as they are right now.

As far as Murphy goes, as long as Spott doesn't have a Don Hay sized crush on his own player I'm sure the team will be fine. The Canadian defence is absolutely loaded this year.

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