DENVER, CO - MAY 28: (L-R) Colorado Avalanche players Gabriel Landeskog, Paul Stastny and Jean-Sebastien Giguere attend the press conference as Patrick Roy is introduced as the new Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on May 28, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.
They always say don't draft by position when you're drafting No. 1. Don't draft by need ... Draft the best player, the best asset, because your needs change quickly. I'm not saying the Avs would or should trade (centers) Matt Duchene or Ryan O'Reilly or (Paul Stastny), but if you think MacKinnon is the best guy, take him. Don't worry about the need part.
That's two guys who really know the game, and when it comes to decision-making, that helps out a lot ... As a coach, whether he's hard on us or not, he knows the game, and there's certain teaching points and not everyone teaches the same way.More quotes »
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