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04-30-2013, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Guy Boucher View Post
It's actually not like Toews and Kane at all. You are stereotyping Drouin due to his size. He actually brings a lot to the table besides his obvious offensive skill.

Also MacKinnon has always struggled defensively. He has shown some improvements in that department lately and may continue improving but he will never have Toews' defensive acumen.
Oh sorry MacKinnon isn't EXACTLY like Toews.

It's as accurate a comparison as youre going to get when comparing teammates of similar archetypes to Drouin/MacKinnon. Drouin is a highly skilled offensive winger, who is small, and who ISN'T very good defensively, it isn't a stereotype due to size. Datsyuk is small, and is arguably the best defensive forward in the world. ROR is also small and very good defensively. And even if Drouin as solid defensively, wingers simply don't have the same impact that a centre can have on that aspect of the game.

MacKinnon is bigger, plays the more important position, is himself highly skilled, and is a pretty solid two-way player, which should only improve with age. He's a lot better defensively compared to what Tavares/Stamkos/etc were showing during Junior.

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