RW Valeri Nichushkin - Chelyabinsk, KHL (2013, 10th overall, Dallas)
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11-16-2012, 03:13 AM
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Is he going to end up falling like Kuznetsov did? I'd really hope we take a flyer on him if he's available to us at the draft, but unfortunately Gillis has been avoiding Russian players like the plague.
He's big, he's skilled, he's everything. If he were Canadian/American I think he'd easily be a top-5 pick.
Like I said earlier, I think he goes 15-20 range. He looks like one of those players who will need to add another element to his game in order to dominate anything more than a junior level.
I bet Tampa scoops him up if they have a pick in that range.
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