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02-05-2013, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Ashasx View Post
Daigle was never very skilled. He always had hands of stone and zero hockey sense. People thought he'd be a star in the NHL based on his speed alone.

MacKinnon is an elite skater, shooter, passer, and has elite puck skills.
At the time, the general opinion was that Daigle was the best player to come out of the Q since Mario Lemieux, (Mackinnon-Crosby comparisons). They noted his blazing speed, killer offensive instincts and flashy skill-set as the main reasons he was the consensus #1 pick. I clearly remember that Daigle over Pronger was far less disputed than Mackinnon vs. Jones is.

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