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12-20-2013, 05:35 PM
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Sounds like Roy wants to keep Mackinnon on Duchene's wing. During the game last night they mentioned that Roy was looking for stability in the lines and wanted the top line to build chemistry. I don't see Tanguay coming back changing that.
Tanguay is probably out for a while longer. Stability is a relative term. Roy mentioned that a few games ago and he said himself that he was juggling too much and needed to stop and let the players play. When Tangs returns Roy will have to juggle some lines at least as Tangs isn't going to play on the 4th line.

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What a fantastic and fun last few games watching Madmac McKinnon he seems to fit with Duchy and Ror

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6 goals (7 points) in his last 5 games and now leads all rookies in scoring. It was only a matter of time before he started to rack up numbers. It's a shame Hertl got injured, it would have been fun to see these two compete for the Calder all season.

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I think he's 7 goals in 7 games too. I wouldn't even say he's been "hot" except for the last 2 games. It's ridiculously fun to watch him, what an incredible talent.

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Per @EliasSports: Nathan MacKinnon (18 yrs 127 days) is youngest in NHL history to record multiple goals in each of 2 consecutive team games
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Yahoo posted a nice article on him today. Can't link from my home. They're also going to talk about him on the Marek vs. Wyshynski podcast today too.

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Yahoo posted a nice article on him today. Can't link from my home. They're also going to talk about him on the Marek vs. Wyshynski podcast today too.
http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl-...170306088.html

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If only he was Finnish.

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I'm fearful that we didn't get the best player in the draft...I mean really fearful.

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I'm fearful that we didn't get the best player in the draft...I mean really fearful.
They know, they smell it on you. I knew we shouldn't have mocked them for picking Barkov, but all of you just wouldn't stop!

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When it comes to rookie centers this season, it's been Nathan MacKinnon and the rest.

The No. 1 pick of the 2013 NHL Draft has been as good as advertised for the Colorado Avalanche. He's covered five categories (goals, assists, plus/minus rating, power-play points, shots on goal) for fantasy owners and is owned in more than 60 percent of Yahoo leagues as a result.
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I'm fearful that we didn't get the best player in the draft...I mean really fearful.
I know, it's sucks he's leading rookies in scoring because we'd be much better off with fewer goals.

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That was a great read. Thanks for sharing.

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CBC gave MacKinnon their #2 goal of the week

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Guys....

I'm fearful that we didn't get the best player in the draft...I mean really fearful.
It's a tough spot. All top four players are the type of players that teams can build around. And the difference between taking one over the other might not be huge in the long run because they all address big holes in a team. If we took Jones, we'd have worse scoring, but have addressed a big need on the defense. If we took Barkov, again we'd probably have gotten better on team defense but we'd lose out on a potential game-breaking offensive talent.

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It's a tough spot. All top four players are the type of players that teams can build around. And the difference between taking one over the other might not be huge in the long run because they all address big holes in a team. If we took Jones, we'd have worse scoring, but have addressed a big need on the defense. If we took Barkov, again we'd probably have gotten better on team defense but we'd lose out on a potential game-breaking offensive talent.
If Jones was a LHD it'd make more sense, but he's not. I'm happy with Mack. He will be our best player in a few years.

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It's a tough spot. All top four players are the type of players that teams can build around. And the difference between taking one over the other might not be huge in the long run because they all address big holes in a team. If we took Jones, we'd have worse scoring, but have addressed a big need on the defense. If we took Barkov, again we'd probably have gotten better on team defense but we'd lose out on a potential game-breaking offensive talent.
Twas just a joke/sarcasm

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Guys....

I'm fearful that we didn't get the best player in the draft...I mean really fearful.
The only thing you should be preoccupied with is whether we got a franchise star or not. We did. At least that's the early indication.

The top of the 2013 draft class was freakin' amazing. You could argue the top 4 guys would be #1s in virtually any other draft. Relax, we got a great player. The argument as to who the BEST player will be won't be settled anytime soon IMO.

Be thankful we didn't draft a Marc-Andre Fleury or Nail Yakupov. We got a kid who is contributing at a high level right freakin' now.

You know who should be fearful? Whoever has the #1 pick this year. There's no clear-cut #1, but unlike the previous draft, it's not because there's an insane glut of talent at the top.

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Twas just a joke/sarcasm
Oh. Well, I liked the rant I crafted anyway.

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The only thing you should be preoccupied with is whether we got a franchise star or not. We did. At least that's the early indication.

The top of the 2013 draft class was freakin' amazing. You could argue the top 4 guys would be #1s in virtually any other draft. Relax, we got a great player. The argument as to who the BEST player will be won't be settled anytime soon IMO.

Be thankful we didn't draft a Marc-Andre Fleury or Nail Yakupov. We got a kid who is contributing at a high level right freakin' now.

You know who should be fearful? Whoever has the #1 pick this year. There's no clear-cut #1, but unlike the previous draft, it's not because there's an insane glut of talent at the top.
This might shed some light on what I posted.

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Yeah...there has been a fight with Panthers fans that has raged on for the better part of a week. Peruse that thread for some entertainment.

In general yeah all the top picks were great in the draft. We likely would have been happy with anyone. I wouldn't give back Mack though, he is going to be a very special player.

I knew what RL was referring too, my reply was sarcasm too


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Am I the only one who still thinks MacKinnon is a few steps ahead of Barkov, Jones or Drouin?

I don't see any argument to say Barkov is the better player and I can't help but feel bad for all these Panthers fans trying to convince us we made the wrong choice.

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Am I the only one who still thinks MacKinnon is a few steps ahead of Barkov, Jones or Drouin?

I don't see any argument to say Barkov is the better player and I can't help but feel bad for all these Panthers fans trying to convince us we made the wrong choice.
Most of the Panthers fans were crying when they lost MacKinnon.. They probably just jealous to us.

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Am I the only one who still thinks MacKinnon is a few steps ahead of Barkov, Jones or Drouin?
Although I agree he is, we have to take into account that

(A) Barkov plays a very different game
(B) Jones is doing fine for a defenseman with years left before he even NEARS the start of his prime
(C) Drouin is not in the NHL

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Great article on Nate. Not sure why they kept talking about this three forward positions and both wings thing though. I can't remember one shift he spent on LW 5 on 5. I'm pretty sure he's only played C and RW.

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