Thread: Speculation: 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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03-19-2013, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by pantherbot View Post
Why isn't anyone considering Barkov if we miss out on Mackinnon? (which we probably will)
My one fear with Barkov is that he's another Olli Jokinen. A physically NHL ready forward who could play immediately but could take a while to develop the offensive side in the NHL. Not that it would happen but thats my concern with him.

One thing people seem to not factor in with MacKinnon is that he's actually pretty solid defensively too. Thats what I think sets him apart from Drouin as well. Thats the primary reason why I would favor MacKinnon over Drouin, one is stronger on defense than the other.

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