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03-29-2013, 01:54 PM
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JackStraw
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Originally Posted by WeekendAtBernies View Post
Patrick Kane was the consensus #1 overall for over a year prior to his draft. Which of Drouin and MacKinnon can say the same? Both are fantastic prospects but to compare either one to Kane is a bit much IMO. For MacK, Taylor Hall isn't a bad comparison and for Drouin I think the Giroux comparisons are fitting.
I don't really remember it that way. Chicago made it clear early on that they wanted Kane but otherwise I remember some discussion about who could go number 1. Some late pre-draft rankings:

ISS had our very own Jake at #1, Kane #2: http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=429906

NHL Central Scouting had Turris #1, Kane #2, JVR #3: http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=prospects

Leading up to the draft I don't recall anyone being as clear the top pick as Jones is now.

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