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12-31-2012, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Interactif View Post
I still like Mackinnon, actually as the year goes on he may reassert himself as #1. We have to understand this is a funky year with the lock out.

Mackinnon is a Center, and he is not used to getting bottom 6 mins or a role. This is what I was trying to tell a poster that claimed Barkov could easily make Team Canada earlier.

It's not that simplistic, Mackinnon is still a stud of a prospect and he will be a star in the NHL one day. Perhaps an elite star.
The difference is Barkov's two-way game means he can translate into a bottom 6 guy. MacKinnon doesn't have the two-way game of Barkov so he doesn't compliment the bottom 6 as well as Barkov could. But I'm not taking away from MacKinnon obviously.

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