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04-22-2013, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by dnicks17 View Post

See when I read that, I wonder why he isn't on par with MacKinnon.

They almost sound identical except the difference in skating(definitely in Mac's favor), physicality(in Lindholm's favor) and age(Mac is about 9 months younger).
MacKinnon has been hyped for years, has gotten way more exposure. That being said, I'd take Mac over Lindholm 10 times out of 10. Doesn't mean that Lindholm isn't a fantastic talent.

You never know how things shake out though - look at the 2006 draft...

TSN Rankings Pre-Draft:

1) EJ
2) Toews
3) Kessel
4) Staal
5) Backstrom

They ended up going:

1) EJ
2) Staal
3) Toews
4) Backstrom
5) Kessel

Same deal as with this draft with a #1 consensus D, 3 two-way C's (Lindholm/Mackinnon/Barkov vs. Toews/Staal/Backstrom) and a dynamic winger (Drouin vs. Kessel).

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