RW Valeri Nichushkin - Chelyabinsk, KHL (2013, 10th overall, Dallas)
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11-16-2012, 10:39 AM
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It may have been the fact he's been playing against men for awhile, but wow, I saw a guy with the potential to achieve the same level as a player like Malkin tonight.
This is only true if he stays in Russia. Those skills that Nichuskin has can only be learned in Russia. If he leaves Russia until he is 19 or 20 he will not perfect those skills and he will not reach his full potential.
Right now he is a great junior player, but far from a fully developed adult player. He needs to stay in Russia until he has reached his peak development level, may that be the level of Malkin or Kuznetsov.
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