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02-26-2013, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
MacKinnon's playmaking will not translate in the NHL. He can make plays on the way to the net but he doesn't have that 6th sense of where everybody is on the ice like great playmakers. He has a tendancy to drop his head and try to bull his way to the net or beat guys 1 on 1, which won't work very often in the NHL at his size.

Team Canada has had issues with MacKinnon's attitude the last 2 tournaments he has played(Ivan Hlinka and WJHC). He's pouted when things didn't go his way offensively and did stuff that's hurt the team and pissed off teammates. maybe he'll grow out of that but it is a factor.
He has not displayed any of those issues here....ever. so, I cant say its an issue, but, if true, I can understand your hesitance.

As for his playmaking. He can create, but more of a winger than that cornerstone centre. But is more than average.

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