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11-12-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by danccchan View Post
While I'll agree 100% there is potential to be top NHL players, I think those are lofty goals and don't think they should be expected of these young kids.

Personally, I think the label franchise thrown around too often, so while I think these youngsters have a great chance of being very key players on their respective future NHL teams, I don't think they are "better" than franchise.
I agree completely. I actually think Jones and Mackinnon are suffering from shiny new toy syndrome; I don't think either player is particularly elite as far as being top-rated draft prospects go, I don't see any signs that Mackinnon has greater potential than RNH or Hall for example, or that Jones will be better than Hedman or Larsson. I think the strength of this draft is that there is a lot of players who could be top 3 picks in another year, not that the best players are better than other years' top players

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