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10-09-2013, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Iron Duke View Post
This isn't really a fair question. It's been a mere 3 games, and one of the two isn't going to see the NHL ice until next season, at the earliest. Not enough evidence to make any justifications, outside of one is playing in the NHL, one isn't, which isn't necessarily a situation you want an 18-19 year old in to begin with, with some exceptions.

That said, was a Jones advocate even if we were picking at #1, and seen nothing to dissuade that opinion. Would still take him over Mac or Barkov.
Yeah, it's sort of unfair when comparing Drouin and Jones, but it's also unfair to only put Drouin in this topic. The better question would be would you take Jones #1? I would've at the time, no matter how temporarily pissed the fans would be. Turning down MacKinnon would've been controversial, but taking Jones at #1 would be completely justified for any team, no matter their offensive struggles. Florida is a similar team to us and they dropped the ball big time with their pick.

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