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10-04-2010, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Alessandro Seren Rosso View Post
Well, putting Shalunov over Khokhlachev makes little sense at this point, not because of talent, but because Khokhlachev plays in the OHL. Look at Burmistrov vs Tarasenko/Kuznetsov last year. And Shalunov just played his first KHL game, unlike Taras and Kuzya, which have much more experience.
good point. especially with the good start khokhlachev had in NA.

But Shalunov is scoring on a very good rate since the beginning of this year, in any team he played. If he keeps it up through the season and plays the U-18 WCH up to the expectations... he'll be a very intriguing prospect, particularly if we take his size into account. We all know how fans and scouts overseas love size, as a pure matter.
(btw, I've seen him play only once... so this is a wild guess talentwise.)

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