OHL Prospects: Midseason Top 30 for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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01-02-2013, 04:45 PM
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MC is doing well right now but let's be honest. He has too many difficiencies in his game. He is a defensive liability. He hovers top of the face off circles when opposing team is pressuring down low - always looking for that break out pass. He is limited in knowing what to do without the puck and if you watch the bench after he is pulled off on an offensive zone face off, he sulks and complains to the coaches.
He is, however, a very high talent but really did not change his game until he was made first line center. Attitude has always been an issue and that may be a huge part of why he was not drafted and will PROBABLY not get drafted in June.
I respect your opinion, but must disagree. He plays well on the PK and last year he had 3 Short handed goals in the first 2 weeks of the season. He is always on the opposing centerman or 3rd man on the puck when in the defensive end. He is just not as physical as alot of other players. His plus/minus is very respectful.
His whole career at Sudbury has been with inferior wingers , and up until this year, he was on the 3rd or 4th lines. He had 4-5 fights in his first year of the OHL.
But remember, he is a playmaker. Last time I checked, Gretzky, Lemieux, Oates, Sakic, Yzerman, Naslund, Backsttrom, ......all these guys were all not known for being physical.
AND WHY........ BECAUSE THEY ARE PLAYMAKERS. PLAYMAKERS SET UP GOALS, GOAL SCORERS SCORE GOALS, AND GOONS FIGHT. OCCASIONALLY YOU GET THE COMPLETE PACKAGE THAT WILL HIT, SCORE, FIGHT AND SET UP PLAYS- AKA- LINDROS. BUT THEY ARE VERY RARE.
He didnt get drafted because of issues within the industry that smudge the credibility and ethics of the game- also known as games and politics.
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