12'/13' Draft Thread: Offensive flash is a beauty but defensive presence rules.
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12-31-2012, 05:24 PM
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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.
In your opinion I might add, watching Barkov and comparing him to Mackinnon who is quite capable of playing a gritty game bottom 6 game, is like comparing night and day. But I think you are missing the point, this is not where he usually shines, so I still rate Mackinnon as high as #2 this draft.
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