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01-02-2013, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by YakuBOT View Post
MacKinnon hasn't had nearly enough icetime to show his stuff, though. And also, forwards are usually safer picks than dmen. I go with the bpa philosophy. Team needs don't matter when you're picking at #1.
They do if players are close in skill/upside, which MacKinnon and Jones are. Jones arguably has higher upside because fewer defensemen are as high end as Jones potential is, while there is comparatively many high end forwards like MacKinnon. Got to remember MacKinnon is probably on Hall's level, not on the level of a Tavares or Stamkos.

Anyways, MacKinnon hasn't impressed in the ice time he's got, he does a fancy play everytime but he's not generating anything, he's not carrying the puck well. He's not going to get a lot of minutes playing like that.

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