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02-17-2013, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Sore Loser View Post
That's fair, but this reminds me continuously of the argument people had for Matt Duchene against John Tavares in 2009. Duchene has turned into a great NHL player, but Tavares has proven once again that, sometimes it's the less flashy, more well rounded player that turns into the better player. I think MacKinnon's vision is higher than Drouin's, and though he isn't as creative or flashy, I really believe he is the better hockey player, and in the long run is more of a game changer than Drouin is.

I'm a big fan of Drouin, and I thought his WJC performance was a real eye opener for a lot of people. I still don't see him going above third overall.
Interesting. I don't know how the 09 draft class played going into the final few months so maybe you could key me in. Was Duchene out producing Tavares by a lot like Drouin is with MacKinnon? I know most people try to find knocks on kids that have been talked about for awhile. All that considered I expect Mac to be the pick for his more well rounded NHL game.

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