LD Nikita Zadorov (2013, 16th, BUF; traded to COL)
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09-22-2012, 04:11 PM
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Saw him in the U-18 and really liked him. Big, lanky, agile and long stides, uses his body effectively.
However, like most kids his size, needs to get a bit more comfortable on his skates, and is a bit raw when it comes to defensive positioning. But I'm sure that will improve as the season goes on.
What I am most interested in is whether his offensive skills will grow. He obviously has all the tools to become a very good defensive player, but will he be able to become more of an offensive threat as well?
offensive upside is questionable IMO, more of shutdown D at NHL level with ability to move the puck out of zone.
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