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2011 NHL Entry Draft/Other Prospects (All NON-RANGERS Prospect Discussion - Part 3)
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05-12-2011, 09:46 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Danbury, CT
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Here are a few euro kids who are all interesting forward prospects. Each of these guys has nice upside and all will go round 2 or lower.
I got a nice mix of countries here
Alexander ruutu. Finnish kid son of x Sabre Christian ruutu. Had a nice season plaing major junior in Finland. Right shot Centerman has nice package of skating, smarts and scoring.
William karlsson. This swede left shooting pivot. had a nice year going 54 points in 38 games with vasteras in Swedish juniors. Lots of scoring potential And he's risen fast the last 3 months.
Gregory hofman. Little known Swiss centerman isn't big but he's ultra talented and Shows a nice Understanding
what to with the pill on his blade. Skills galore here and on a lot of radars. End of 2nd not out of the question
for this fast riser.
And lastly, I gotta give major props to niki kucherov. This little Russian dynamo absolutely went off At the u18's. 11 goals and 21 points in 8 games is just stupid good on the world stage against the best of the best. This moody and precocious winger is stealthy and deadly. When he skates with the puck it's scary how fast he moves around
defenders. His one timer from the off wing is money and he's all about the finish. He snipes it quickly and does it with flair. His size 5'10 165 is an issue as is his reputation for some immaturity but his performance in the u18 tourney Was simply ovechkin like.
I love my Russians and this kid is 100% boom/bust. If he booms, you've got yourself a kid who can sell a ton of jerseys and be a regular on the goal of the week highlights.
What do you think of the Swede Joachim Nermark? He was the 2010 Ivan Hlinka scoring leader. Mind as well get another Swede with Fasth, Hagelin, and Lindberg already in the system.
Oh, and Kucherov sounds awesome, what round is he projected to go?
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