Originally Posted by Alessandro Seren Rosso
Scouting is one thing, collecting own opinions is one thing, hyping him and such things is a whole another thing that is not my job of being a member of HF.
But since people hunts for views, he's a very talented centerforward with excellent reading of the game who plays for CSKA and in National team plays first line with players older than him for one year.
point is, this is a prospect board, this years draft is 91 born players, that is only 3 years away for 94s, you work for hockeysFUTURE
and people want to hear about it, so i was saying do not become one of those guys that comes onto a thread that is clearly labled as to what it pertains and make a smart comment about what the person is asking or saying. I do not see why you would tell him to cool his engins before hyping him, all he said was that he heard great things about him.
Now for a scouting report on him here is what i saw when i watched him play a very good skater, very shifty on his skates, excellent speed, good acceleration and uses different gears on the ice; a very tricky puckhandler he seems to have the puck on a string, was walking around opponents out there; he was strong on the puck, when challenged he held onto the puck; great vision and playmaking on the ice, creates alot of offense from passing in the offensive zone, he is always in control of the play out there and when he is not in control the puck seems to follow him around the ice; he has an excellent wrist shot as well; his only downfall was that he took too long sometimes to make up his mind on what he was doing, he was hesitating too long out there...in the 5 games he had 5 goals, 6 assists for 11 points.
here is some more information:
the Nail Yakupov mentioned is one of the top russians for 2012 as well. Nail is a late born 93. The scary thing is I think Nail is better than Mikhail Grigorenko, Nail is in my opinion one of the top players i have scouted in all of my years, he has great speed excellent hockey sense, super exciting to watch, amazing puck handling, great vision and shooting skills, creates a great amount of offense everytime he is on the ice, strong on the puck, just amazing to watch in the offensive end.
some other top russians for 2012 are:
Konstantin Shabunov - he is exciting to watch, great speed, agility, great puckhandler, has a very hard slap shot, he is the typical stero type russian player.
Sergei Kuptsov - Great acceleration, uses his speed and different gears; he goes to the net, has a very good hard shot, he has excellent puck protection, he is a very big body, uses his size, crashes the net, works great along the boards, the puck seems to follow him on the ice, powers his way on the ice, a shoot first pass 2nd style of player. A great young power forward.
Leonid Ovechkin - excellent speed on the ice, goes to the net, really did not stand out in the games i saw him though, never touched the puck much, and when he did, he just made a dump in or passed it in open ice, never created anything in the few games.
here are some points:
here are some video to watch of the players i list:
11.11.2008 Moscow - Ural 3 - 1
#21 Grigorenko Mikhail 16.05.1994 (Moscow )
#12 Ovechkin Leonid 07.03.1994 (Moscow )
#4 Semenov Sergei 16.06.1994 (Moscow )
#10 Shabunov Konstantin 28.12.1994 (Moscow )
#25 Galchenyuk Alexandr 12.02.1994 (Moscow )
#17 Osnovin Vyacheslav 05.03.1994 (Ural)
#11 Kuptsov Sergei 06.10.1994 (Ural)
Ural is the dark team