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01-02-2013, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Faidh ar Rud Eigin View Post
It's not that surprising. We haven't had a defensemen this good be draft elligible for a long time, possibly since Pronger and while MacKinnon and the other elite forwards are strong, but they've not exceptional first overall picks (Think Steven Stamkos, John Tavares and Sidney Crosby), they'd just be "average" ones (Think Taylor Hall and Patrick Kane).
Nathan MacKinnon is pretty much John Tavares with better skating (maybe even a more explosive first step) and more willingness to get his nose dirty. You've inadvertently came up with one of the better comparisons as far as past #1 picks go, lol.

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