Thread: Speculation: Value of the MacKinnon Pick
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04-08-2013, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Petes2424 View Post
It's really only part of it.

Are you suggesting he's on par with the Daigle, Crosby or Lecavalier drafts? If that were the case, there would be no doubt who the #1 pick would be.

For the World Juniors, you look at players who have dominant moments. Drouin had those moments, as did Jones. Mackinnon did not. Like I said, there's so many other factors also. His linemates, The Q, etc. Im not saying he wont end up being a great NHL player. There are questions though and teams dont mortgage their farm in that situation.
I agree with a lot of what you're saying but this draft is a bit of an anomaly. It has 2 legit franchise players and one sure fire star, I can't remember the last time there were 3 legit number 1s in a draft going in. The malkin ovechkin draft is the last time there has been 2 stand out number ones going into it. (Not to say there hasnt been drafts that had more than one legit number 1 drafted but they just weren't clear cut sure fire can't miss locks like this season prior to the draft)

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