Originally Posted by shamblaow
Yeah, I feel the exact same way
In the WJCs, he did what we all wanted MacKinnon to do. Play your way into the top 6 and force the coach to put you on the ice because you are playing so damn well.
To be fair to Mackinnon, he was much better suited to fill a checking role on that team than Drouin. Drouin was top six or bust and he forced their hand. Mackinnon filled a role for the team and unfortunately for him the points never came but it wasn't really as much a case of Drouin outplaying him as some believe. Almost all the scoring on that team came from the top two lines....Mackinnon was doomed.
Now, for anyone not yet on the Drouin bandwagon, what are you waiting for! This kid is something special and watching him develop in Halifax alongside Mackinnon these past two years has been an absolute treat! Drouin seems to get better every game and he has so much confidence at this point the sky is the limit for him.
I think it's now safe to say that this draft is going to be very hard to predict. There is no clearcut number one and that's for all the right reasons. In fantasy drafts I'd be thrilled to select anywhere in the top 5