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The Little Sid The Kid

from Oliver Moore of the Globe and Mail,

Nathan MacKinnon is getting more comfortable playing in the crush of traffic. But once off the ice, the pack of national media descending on a routine Canada Games practice is still a lot for a 15-year-old to deal with.

The hot young forward is the most-watched player on the Nova Scotia squad playing here. He’s probably the most-watched athlete in the whole Games. That’s what happens when you grow up in minutes from Sidney Crosby’s home in Cole Harbour, show great on-ice potential and then go off to shine at the same U.S. school Crosby attended.

In 50 games as an atom player, he totalled 200 points. Playing bantam AAA for two seasons, he put up 110 and then 145 points. At Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Minnesota, he is second in scoring among the under-16s.

And there is growing speculation MacKinnon will be chosen first overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft.

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WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Gary must be salivating and scheming ways to get him on the Pens.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 02/15/11 at 12:06 PM ET

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