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2012-2013 Prospect Talk PART IV
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11-17-2012, 12:21 PM
Join Date: May 2005
I think Columbus screwed up Filatov. Who's to say what would have happened if he was drafted by another team and received support and was given top 6 minutes ? He was pretty much Niederreitered his rookie season, made the team, but was put on the 3rd or 4th line. He still wound up scoring an NHL hat trick. I often wondered what would have happened if he had been picked by the Isles, with the Isles picking Petrov later in the draft. I bet Filatov would have made the team like Bailey did. I wonder how he would have done.
That being said, he's only 22, and currently 2nd in scoring on a very low scoring UFA Salavat team. The team leader is 27 and the 3rd highest scorer is 34. I wouldn't write Filatov off just yet.
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