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#1 Joel Heyman

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:46 PM

Nathan just had a 5 goal night tonight playing for the Halifax Mooseheads against the Quebec Remparts! Even Crosby never did this, is he the real deal? I didn't see a Mackinnon discussion thread on here so I figured why not.

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Nathan MacKinnon:
Born: September 1, 1995
Height: 5'11
Weight: 179 lbs.
Position: Center/Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Stats for the 2011-2012 Season: 58 GP 31 G 47 A 78 P 11 +/- 45 PIM
Stats for the 2011-2012 Playoffs: 17 GP 13 G 15 A 28 P 12 +/- 12 PIM

Stats for the 2012-2013 Season: 41 GP 28 G 41 A 69 P 37 +/- 43 PIM (Updated Feb. 25th 2013)

Nathan MacKinnon, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1995, has been drawing comparisons to Sidney Crosby for his prowess in hockey. While playing in Tier 1 Bantams, MacKinnon posted an impressive 54 goals and 101 points in 58 games. MacKinnon has great wheels, excellent hockey sense and vision, is very strong on the puck, can shoot it a ton, makes everybody around him that much better, and is responsible in his own end as well. On June 4, 2011 MacKinnon was drafted 1st overall into the QMJHL by the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, and on July 13 his rights were traded to the Halifax Mooseheads.

Update: Looks like Mackinnon and Seth Jones are vying for the Number 1 spot heading into the upcoming season. Along with Aleksander Barkov close behind.

Edited by Hansen 36, 25 February 2013 - 01:54 AM.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:52 PM

So hard to say where a 16 year old kid will be a year and a half from now. But he is definately one of the few '13ers making a name for themselves already.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:12 PM

He sure is heavy for a 16-year old.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:21 PM

He sure is heavy for a 16-year old.


Yeah, he even tops me (I'm 16 as well) about 6 or 7 pounds and I'm a bit rounder in the middle Posted Image
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:42 PM

MacKinnon (as Crosby was) was a little bit of a premadona already when it came time to be drafted. Halifax wanted a player to showcase their memorial cup bid and convinced the family to get him to play closer to home, so they were traded there I believe on draft day. Other than that he should be a real good player, he works with Crosby in the off seasons for the last couple of years. If he doesn't go 1st overall I'd be surprised, but not as surprised as that he was off the list to go to the world juniors. Oh well, RNH didn't go either.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:44 PM

would you agree that in general that Superstar Centers are better then their counterpart Superstar Wingers?

if that is the case don't think MacKinnon will ever be as good as Sid
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:15 PM

He sure is heavy for a 16-year old.


I've heard people say that he's quite physically developed, which is to say that he's unlikely to get taller, but will probably fill out his frame a bit more. Not sure how they've figured this out, maybe that he's been at this height for a few years.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:59 PM

I've heard people say that he's quite physically developed, which is to say that he's unlikely to get taller, but will probably fill out his frame a bit more. Not sure how they've figured this out, maybe that he's been at this height for a few years.


You don't know how to tell if someone is physically developed? Have you hit puberty yet?
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:12 PM

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'13 is a forward class for sure
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

Looks like he might just take the #1 spot next year, depends on who wins the draft lottery/fails the most; if the team needs a forward, it'll be Mackinnon, if they need defense, it'll be Jones.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:23 PM

Edmonton wont be a bottom 3 team this year, my vote is the Islanders and Ducks battling it out for Jones and MacKinnon
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:44 PM

1,000,000 threads about MacKinnon will appear during the season LOL.
* Not many average fans know about him yet

Anyways, I hope Edmonton doesn't play like sh*t next year, they don't need another superstar in the making...-------- for last !
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:54 AM

You always pick a forward with the first overall pick. D-men take longer to mature and don't always reach they're potential. See E.Johnson and V.Hedman was a threat to go first and NO ONE would pick him over Tavares now. Anyways another Nova Scotia native was picked 1st after a lock-out. I think he panned out pretty well.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:42 PM

i would take him first overall.

i would love to get him, but not gunna happen
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:10 PM

He sure is heavy for a 16-year old.


All these kids start weight lifting at 13/14
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:38 PM

All these kids start weight lifting at 13/14


They themselves debunk the myth that weight lifting stunts growth
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:20 PM

You always pick a forward with the first overall pick. D-men take longer to mature and don't always reach they're potential. See E.Johnson and V.Hedman was a threat to go first and NO ONE would pick him over Tavares now. Anyways another Nova Scotia native was picked 1st after a lock-out. I think he panned out pretty well.


You always pick the best player available, regardless of position.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:28 PM

how pissed would you be if Edmonton got the first overall pick
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:53 PM

how pissed would you be if Edmonton got the first overall pick


If there was a season, how would they get in the bottom five giving them a chance at first overall with a roster with players such as Eberle, RNH, Hall, Yakupov, Schultz, Hemsky. I really just don't see it happening TBH.

If there wasn't a season Edmonton has a small chance to win the lockout draft lottery as they have already won it in the past three years (all 3 years lol)
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

Interesting. He's a bit thicker then rnh was when he came out of junior. He should be a decent size when he gets drafted. Its either this kid or Seth Jones for #1.
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

how pissed would you be if Edmonton got the first overall pick


If they do then it would be on purpose. There's no way they come last in the league again
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

Mackinnon is going to be a great player, but I think Barkov from Finland is going to be the gem of this draft. Very strong offensively, and equally as good defensively.
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

I have a feeling Jones will slip like Larsson did.

Remember how Larsson and RNH were battling for #1? I feel Jones will have the same path
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

Forwards usually always turn out better than defensemen. The last time one came close that I can think of right now was Steven Stamkos vs. Drew Doughty. That being said however, Alex Pietrangelo and Erik Karlsson turned out pretty damn fine too.
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