Thread: Confirmed with Link: Nikita Filatov to Ottawa for a 3rd Round Pick
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06-25-2011, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Timeless Winter View Post
Every little dude drafted in the last 5 years gets compared to St. Louis, none of them become as good as him. Marty is a gifted talent, and a superstar.
I'd have rather traded Filatov for a current NHL bottom 6er or a bottom pairing dman if he could, at least get something.
We essentially gave away Filatov for free.
How about the other three names?

Folks seem to worry about size 'cause of the possibility of getting bounced off the puck. That's where stickhandling and skating ability come into play, and Tynan's got oodles of both. Think "trip over a boulder" type steadiness, from what I've seen.

I'm not 100% sure if he'll be able to keep that up as the hitting gets rougher, but I love what I see so far.

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