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TimeZone 01-20-2010 02:01 PM

RW Evgeny Kuznetsov (2010, 26th overall, Washington)
 
I've been trying to get some info on this kid but can't find a whole lot. Where is he projected to go? What are his strengths and weaknesses? What kind of potential does this kid have?

MaxV 01-20-2010 02:49 PM

Personally, I think he's underrated. He is among the most talented forwards in this draft.

He could wind up being the best Russian player from this draft, and this draft has plenty of good Russian prospects.

He's fast, very skilled and has both the vision and the shot to be a big-time scorer.

He needs to bulk up a bit, but, being '92 born, he's still very young.

I would say, he'll fall to late-1st-to-early-2nd area, maybe even further, because of "Russian factor" but could be a big-time steal.

He could be either center or winger.

msky 01-20-2010 02:57 PM

fantastic skater with great stickhandling skills and wristshot, surprisingly good on defence very undisciplined and immature

TimeZone 01-20-2010 03:33 PM

Thanks guys.

Russia should have a much better team at the World Juniors next year.

Harold Druken 01-20-2010 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by MaxV (Post 23308815)
Personally, I think he's underrated. He is among the most talented forwards in this draft.

He could wind up being the best Russian player from this draft, and this draft has plenty of good Russian prospects.

He's fast, very skilled and has both the vision and the shot to be a big-time scorer.

He needs to bulk up a bit, but, being '92 born, he's still very young.

I would say, he'll fall to late-1st-to-early-2nd area, maybe even further, because of "Russian factor" but could be a big-time steal.

He could be either center or winger.

I agree I think he is the most talented Russian in the draft.

Hale The Villain 01-20-2010 10:33 PM

Insanely talented, has the ability to dangle, snipe and deal pucks. If he falls to the 2nd round it's a huge steal for the team that picks him IMO, which won't be too hard to accomplish considering he'll likely fall hard because of the Russian factor.

TimeZone 01-20-2010 11:04 PM

How's his worth ethic? I've heard a scout compare him to Alexander Semin. Would that be a fair comparison?

DuklaNation 01-21-2010 10:22 AM

I think the Semin comparison was to where he was drafted (2nd round?). Knowing what Semin has turned into he would have went much higher. Kuznetsov is in similar situation.

IMO, he was impressive at the WJC, moreso than Burmistrov or some other russians.

Vasilevskiy 01-21-2010 12:08 PM

he reminded me of Kovalchuk in the way he shoots and skates.

Cush 01-21-2010 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by DuklaNation (Post 23323895)
I think the Semin comparison was to where he was drafted (2nd round?). Knowing what Semin has turned into he would have went much higher. Kuznetsov is in similar situation.

IMO, he was impressive at the WJC, moreso than Burmistrov or some other russians.

Semin was a 1st rounder, 13th overall

wings5 01-21-2010 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Sensational Spezza (Post 23318191)
Insanely talented, has the ability to dangle, snipe and deal pucks. If he falls to the 2nd round it's a huge steal for the team that picks him IMO, which won't be too hard to accomplish considering he'll likely fall hard because of the Russian factor.

Makes you wonder how many GM's missed a home run and a complete steal because of the "russian factor".

DuklaNation 01-22-2010 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Cush (Post 23326142)
Semin was a 1st rounder, 13th overall

I actually meant pre-draft ranking where he was lower if my memory is correct. My mistake.

Zine 01-22-2010 07:21 AM

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Originally Posted by TimeZone (Post 23318708)
How's his worth ethic? I've heard a scout compare him to Alexander Semin. Would that be a fair comparison?

Immensely talented and good work ethic, but Kuznetsov can be undisciplined on the ice. He's more than once shown himself to be easily 'baited' into taking dumb penalties, diving, retaliating, etc.

rt 01-22-2010 06:26 PM

In the WJC, he seemed to like to go to the net. I always like that in a player. The announcers mentioned that he's known for going hard to the net. Is that true?

cheesymc 01-22-2010 08:17 PM

How does he compare to Burmistrov?

I read Burm was the fastest skater, even beating out Hall. I also read from a publication that all Burm has is speed and not much else, but others describing Datsyk in that hes a 2 way player and very skilled.

Now Im curious how Evgeny compares. He sounds slower, but more of a finisher than Burm.

Too bad we dont get to watch some of these games in the US, then we could judge and be scouts ourselves.

ShawnTHW 01-22-2010 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by cheesymc (Post 23358217)
How does he compare to Burmistrov?

I read Burm was the fastest skater, even beating out Hall. I also read from a publication that all Burm has is speed and not much else, but others describing Datsyk in that hes a 2 way player and very skilled.

Now Im curious how Evgeny compares. He sounds slower, but more of a finisher than Burm.

Too bad we dont get to watch some of these games in the US, then we could judge and be scouts ourselves.

Burmistrov is a tad lower overall than Kuznetsov, I personally believe.

Kuznetsov is a smooth skating juggernaut who could seriously do some damage. His hockey sense is right up there with the best of them in this draft. Could work on his positioning a tad. I think him and Burmistrov are just about the same for speed, maybe giving the edge to Burmistrov cuz he is the smaller of the two. As for stickhandling, shooting, and passing, Kuznetsov completely is on another level than Burmistrov. I hate to say that because I think Burmistrov will be the guy to play in the NHL and Kuznetsov may stick in Russia. Kuznetsov has blazing fast hands and can control the puck as if it were attached to his stick. His shot is accurate with a very quick release, and has the ability to set up plays. For the Russians in this draft, I think the will fall past the first round, except for maybe Kabanov and, if he is lucky, Tarasenko. But I would rank the Russian talent like this:

Kabanov
Tarasenko
Kuznetsov
Burmistrov
Galiev


I really hope all of them end up playing in the NHL, because the talent that they bring is at the top of this draft. Going to be really exciting to see what they can do in the NHL when given the opportunity.

Alessandro Seren Rosso 01-23-2010 01:38 AM

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Originally Posted by PycckuuRocket10 (Post 23360433)
Burmistrov is a tad lower overall than Kuznetsov, I personally believe.

Kuznetsov is a smooth skating juggernaut who could seriously do some damage. His hockey sense is right up there with the best of them in this draft. Could work on his positioning a tad. I think him and Burmistrov are just about the same for speed, maybe giving the edge to Burmistrov cuz he is the smaller of the two. As for stickhandling, shooting, and passing, Kuznetsov completely is on another level than Burmistrov. I hate to say that because I think Burmistrov will be the guy to play in the NHL and Kuznetsov may stick in Russia. Kuznetsov has blazing fast hands and can control the puck as if it were attached to his stick. His shot is accurate with a very quick release, and has the ability to set up plays. For the Russians in this draft, I think the will fall past the first round, except for maybe Kabanov and, if he is lucky, Tarasenko. But I would rank the Russian talent like this:

Kabanov
Tarasenko
Kuznetsov
Burmistrov
Galiev


I really hope all of them end up playing in the NHL, because the talent that they bring is at the top of this draft. Going to be really exciting to see what they can do in the NHL when given the opportunity.

Good post, I agree with everything, only that i'd flip flop Kabanov and Tarasenko, and also Burmistrov and Kuznetsov because, at the end, as far as now, the one with more NHL chances is Alexander. Also Kuznetsov has to play a little bit more disciplinedly.
BTW He scored not long ago his first KHL goal, a gwg one of course :yo:

Skylimit 02-05-2010 10:54 AM

anyone knows if Kuznetsov will play CHL next season?

Kuznetsov better potentiel than Kugryshev?

Jonas1235 02-05-2010 11:32 AM

I think Atlanta or Phoenix will be teams that take chances on the Russian players with their first round picks, because as of right now, they both have two first round picks.

McDonaughGirardi 02-05-2010 03:15 PM

reading this post makes me want kuznetsov on my team rather than kabanov... there has to be more faults to his game then just undisciplined

Siberian 02-05-2010 03:25 PM

Kuznetsov is planning to move to NA next year, more likely to play in the CHL I assume.

pouskin74* 02-06-2010 01:32 AM

great prospect. in my point of view he is just right there alongside with Kabanov and Tarasenko.

wej20 05-14-2010 11:17 AM

Anybody know about Kuznetsov's contract with Traktor? is he contracted for the 2010-11 season?

Any info on him would be much appreciated :).

JeromeHP 05-14-2010 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Siberian (Post 23680790)
Kuznetsov is planning to move to NA next year, more likely to play in the CHL I assume.

i wouldnt be surprised to see end up with the Quebec Rempart

Patrick Roy love russian and he has the money to go after Kuznetsov

to me he's the best russian in the draft. love his skill level

Zine 05-14-2010 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Markov79fan (Post 25816546)
i wouldnt be surprised to see end up with the Quebec Rempart

Patrick Roy love russian and he has the money to go after Kuznetsov

to me he's the best russian in the draft. love his skill level


Maybe, but Kuznetsov will be getting quality minutes in Chelyabinsk next year. There aren't many Russians willing to play in major junior if they are receiving good KHL ice time.


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