--Another scout asked the media to practise caution when singing the praises of MacKinnon, the odds-on favourite to go first overall. “He should never be compared to Sidney Crosby (even though they both hail from the Cole Harbour region of Nova Scotia). One guy is a superstar, the other is a projected star. I’ve always felt the media is placing too high of expectations on Nathan.”
I doubt this will affect his drank rank much, if at all, but it does raise the question of whether or not the team that manages to draft him will have to temper their expectations a bit compared to the recent trend of teams tending to sign their high first round picks right out of the draft (Yakupov, Stamkos, Murray, RNH, Landeskog, Hall, Seguin, Tavares, etc).