What does MacKinnon have over Barkov?
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02-27-2013, 04:22 PM
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Well MacKinnon should have an easier time taking over a game since he's playing in a junior league as opposed to a mens league.
Absolutely. Barkov's been brilliant in the SM-liiga.
But MacKinnon's elite skating and aggressive offensive mentality mean he also has a playing style more conducive to putting his stamp on a game offensively, and if needed going it alone, as opposed to letting the play naturally evolve and making the correct decisions when the puck comes to him as Barkov seems to do.
Again, my comments are more in regards to style of play and don't really who I think is the better player. The Sedin's have obviously been brilliant in the NHL despite not displaying the same drive as someone who enforces their play on a game like Crosby or Giroux.
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