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03-23-2013, 09:58 AM
NS Bluenoser
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Originally Posted by Stephen23 View Post
As many points as Drouin had last night, I felt that MacKinnon played better. I even thought he maybe played better than Frk. Either way, great game by 22!
I`ve always said that I find MacKinnon usually plays better/is better than his point totals indicate. For one, on the PP he is usually down low around the net and sometimes doesn`t touch the puck as it moves around from Drouin to the point men most often.

But his two way game, and his ability to tire out even the best defenders with his speed and strength doesn`t always result in a goal or point.

A strong playoffs could get the scouts giddy again for that NHL draft, where he slipped a little to Jones and Drouin in the 2nd half, after limited World Junior time and the injury layoff. People often point out the PPG stat between him and Drouin, but he is more than just an offensive forward. Even if he isn`t scoring tons of points, he is often the most dominant forward on the ice.

His "floor" as a pro prospect is pretty high.

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