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04-17-2013, 09:06 PM
Sloth Slothersons*
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Originally Posted by Samwise Gagner View Post
So hypothetically we end up in position to snag Mackinnon, do we actually want him?

Skill and potential aside, he's another small'ish forward who isn't known for his physical game. Though he is a centre, if we got him then surely one of the top kids has to go, right?

Personally if we were sitting 3rd/4th it would be hard not to take the bigger Barkov instead.
Yeah I'm not interested in him or Drouin. It would be hard to pass up on that though, and it's always risky trading down and regretting it later. If we drafted Mackinnon, Eberle and Gagner are both traded down the road.

It's hard to see us being a team with a top 6 looking like this in terms of cap hit in a few years:


So anyways, I think we would be better off either trading down, trading for an established top defenceman, or maybe reaching a bit and picking Barkov like you said.

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