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12-28-2012, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by leafsfuture View Post
Well there is no doubt that Douin's skill set is more suited to the WJC than Mackinnon. Drouin's hands and hockey IQ are obviously a level above almost everyone. Mackinnon on the other hand is truely more of a physical presence, hands and vision arent as great, and he is faster than he needs to be

At the NHL level however, you can clearly see why Mackinnon will be in the NHL next year and Drouin will need 1 - 2 more years. Mackinnon plays much bigger, is obviously faster, and is strong down low. Drouin suffers from the same kinda thing as Kadri, he relies on moves that may not be tranferrable to the NHL.

Both are skilled guys, Drouin is clearly the more effective WJC player right now, but Mackinnon is the better pro prospect
I don't think it's fair to say that Drouin is clearly more effective and more suited to the WJC when he's the one with second line minutes and Strome as his centre and Mackinnon's not getting much time on the fourth, and still impressing when he does get a chance.

Mackinnon's got great hands and vision too and he can score goals as well as anyone.

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