I think it's easier to transition to the NHL as a winger than a Center. If you project MacKinnon going to the Panthers, that puts Drouin in Tampa. He's gonna play top 6, and will be ahead of all those other young guys, so with Stamkos or Lecavelier. We've already seen what Conacher did there. Which puts Barkov to Nashville which seriously hurts his value (almost put him below Shinkaruk), and Nichuskin to Carolina. Meaning he will play with two of Semin, E. Staal, J. Staal, Skinner. Again like that situation. Shinkaruk is kind've a wildcard, but he is super skilled and I think he could be similar to Skinner's rookie year if he makes whatever team he is drafted to. Long term though I would still put MacKinnon higher than Drouin, my ranking above is just impact next year.
Obviously if Barkov gets drafted by someone other than Nashville this year I like him a lot more, I'm just projecting based on draft spot/need/fit. I think Florida likes MacKinnon-Huberdeau better than Barkov-Huberdeau, and Tampa is pretty set at C but need to start planning for St. Louis' departure.
Last edited by rataylor22; April 30, 2013 at 12:44 AM.
12 Team Keeper, Keep 17, Keepers,
Roster: 4C, 3RW, 3LW, 5D, 2U, 3B, 3IR, 4G (Start 2)
Stats: G(3), A(2), +/-, PIM(0.5), PPP(2), SHP(3), GWG(2), SOG (0.1), HITS(0.1), BLKS(0.2), W(3), OTL (1), GA(-1), SV(0.2), SO(3)
C: Crosby, Seguin (C/RW), Pavelski (C/RW), Datsyuk, Nugent-Hopkins, Bonino, Zajac
LW: Parise, Benn (LW/C), Hall, Skinner, Toffoli (RW/LW/C)
RW: Perry, Wheeler, Hemsky, Bennett
D: Doughty, Kronwall, Byfuglien, Josi
G: Schneider, Hiller, Andersen, Lack
IR: Harding, Yakupov