The Next Ovechkin
View Single Post
10-24-2009, 03:37 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Originally Posted by
I don't seen any in the 1988 or 1989 generations right now with the same level of skill and the same type of game. After that, it is impossible to predict. Too many variables are to be taken into account (growth, change in style of play, approach to physical game that comes more around the age of 16 not 13-14, maturity, injuries, etc.)
Vasyunov is not bad at all. I see him more within the top 10-15 of the draft (although it becomes less and less meaningful and plausible without the NHL transfer agreement as the last 2 drafts proved it).
Anyway, if I had 2 cents (or kopeks), I would probably put them on Andrei Kuchin from CSKA Moscow. The guy has been head and shoulders above everybody in his age category (1991) every year.
Another guy I could put a couple of cents on would be Nikita Filatov from CSKA Moscow (1990) who has been dominating (although not as much as Kuchin).
In any case, neither of these players may amount to anything at the end of the day, but it could be interesting to see how they develop.
Not too sure about the Omsk guys(Avtaev, Baskakov, Papushkev or Berdnikov). Usually, the level of competition is not always the greatest in their region. Not excluded though, we will see. really not sure about
Funny to see how many guys never panned out.
Viktor Perezhogin is now playing in Canada. But I think you were referring to Alexandre when you made that post. Anyways, Viktor was drafted to the Erie Otters in the 2nd round of the CHL Import Draft, and now is on loan to a Junior 'A' team; Innisfil Lakers (GMHL).
I go to most of their games, he should be a top player in this league and develop a lot. He is a top 3 forward on this team, and should score at least 30 goals.
He is not a bust yet, will be in the 'O' next season, if not a D-I school.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by theguy19