Somehow, I believe everything will cool down...and they'll go with Jones. It's not solely or mainly about who's great now. It's about what you think of a player's ceiling. Jones is indeed older than Mac. And Mac hasn't finished progressing yet....but a d-man, well it takes more time. You see that Jones has still things to learn. But you see the upside. I think that my main problem with him is that he doesn't want it enough. He's just surfing on his natural talent right now. The day he puts it all in....the kid could be scary.
But I'm tempted myself to make Mac my #1 pick.
Now....we also need to be careful. If people are putting a whole lot of emphasis on this tournament....how do you think a guy like Barkov or Nichuskin would ahve done in it? Nichuskin might have been just as powerful as Mac was. And Barkov might have been more complete than any other player in it. Again, let's be careful, in a concept of the best players reunited, Jones was awesome. Drouin was great. And Mac was...okay. Now in a concept of a team, it's almost the other way around. In the end, those tournaments are just added to the rest. But It has to be tough for a head scout to just reflect on it and not be excited by what he just witnessed....
I don't believe he will. MacKinnon is GREAT, no doubt about that...but plays for more stacked them than Portland. Jones plays at a tougher position. Shows great things, shows things he has to improve. I wouldn't drop him. Of course what Mac and Drouin does are more spectacular. Honestly, the only way a tournament like that makes me change my analysis is if a player I had no idea existed shines. For some, Weegar never existed. Now...he does.
What sold Weegar to me is the fact that Ducharme sent him out at 4-3 with a minute left. Tells me a lot about the confidence he has in him.
Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu
That's actually pretty standard this year, believe it or not. Better than everyone... at everything.
Yup, these guys are something else. And Mackinnon creates turnovers a plenty with his speed.
For the record, I still think Mackinnon will go before Drouin, but I personally would take Drouin before his buddy. 5 assists tonight, and those were not just dump-ins, he's a genius with the puck.
Originally Posted by Et le But
Also, nice to see 3 Memorial Cups in a row for the Q.
"feels good man"
This league is underrated.
Last edited by QuebecPride: 05-27-2013 at 01:11 AM.