12'/13' Draft Thread: Offensive flash is a beauty but defensive presence rules.
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12-31-2012, 08:49 PM
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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.
Based on this WJC Rielly wouldn't go 5th. or be rated 1st. overall by anyone.
Based on this WJC Jones wouldn't move up the draft either, there'd be too many questions about his IQ on defense. (Derek Pouliot, Jones teammate, is a PPG '94 born defender - just to keep in perspective offensive production on the Winterhawks.)
Vaive and Ludzik on collapse, and Phaneuf.
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