Thread: GDT: U-18 WJC Day 8
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04-19-2012, 03:59 PM
J17 Vs Proclamation
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Originally Posted by Zine View Post
Everybody knows 1994 is a bad generation. I don't know why more 1995s weren't taken.

-1995 Nichushkin has everything you'd want in a player.
-Slepyshev was good...expected more though.
-Zharkov has some real talent but just doesn't produce...frustrating player
-Yakimov is huge and is good around the net. His skating needs MAJOR work though.
-Osnovin plays a solid 2-way game....needs to get stronger.
-Barabanov and Filippov have nice skills, but nothing groundbreaking.
-Kamaev was a total diappointment.
-1995 D-man Zadorov has all the tools to be really great...he impressed.
-After his U-20 performance, Vasilevsky was underwhelming.
Forming a concrete idea on a player from the WC-18 would seem somewhat rash, so inspite of a supposedly poor showing from Vasilevsky, he still remains a high end Goalie prospect. 4 or 5 games will have very little meaning in the context of his career, and he remains very promising.

I've heard about the supposedly excellent 95 generation. May you expand on their abilities please? Im aware of several, Nichuskin, Barbashev, Buchnevich, Tolchinsky and Zadarov (Is Nikolishin a 96?), but are there are any other names to watch out for and how do the names listed compare to recent Russian age groups? Are of the players listed closely matched talent wise to Kuznetsov, Tarasenko, Grigorenko or Yakupov?

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