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01-02-2013, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Breakfast of Champs View Post
For someone with ellite hockey iq, Mackinnon is sure taking a lot of critisism in that area.
To me MacKinnon is very good B+ hockey sense. Drouin is maybe A-. However I don't think it's enough difference there to put Drouin ahead (even though I like to lean towards hockey sense over athleticism and physical skills). MacKinnon is going to be bigger, faster, more abrasive, better defensively (part of that is just the physical package, although I do believe Drouin is going to be competent, if you have hockey IQ to see plays offensively you should be able to use the same thing in your own zone to position yourself properly and break plays up, it just comes down to commitment). MacKinnon has the ability to will the puck into the net, something I don't see in Drouin. Drouin is always going to have to rely on his (exceptional) smarts.

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