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02-26-2013, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
I didn't say he could be stopped easily, but he isn't as multi dimensional.

From what I have seen of MacKinnon his hockey IQ is only slightly above average. His hands and speed are well above average. He is a decent playmaker but not anywhere close to Drouin. His assistys will dry up in the pros as his speed won't create as much space for him as in junior.

Where do you get that macKinnon has more intangibles? Which ones? Drouin's work ethic is off the charts.
Mackinnons work ethic is just as advanced, he never coasts. Macs playmaking is very good, but less than Dru's. Dru's shot is good, but not as good/accurate as Mac's. Drouin has great speed, but has some difficulty when shifting directions suddenly, cannot keep his top speed, Mac can.

Basically, the reason they click so well are those differences. Both their games will translate very well to the pros. Their draft positions depend on team needs at this point. Mac may make the NHL sooner than Drouin....but more likely is both play next season.

If the habs had to choose between the two, I would lean to mackinnon over drouin.... but its a tough call and its personal preference at this point.

I've watched about 40 games for each now so I am not just going off highlight reels here.

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