RW Nikolai Goldobin - HIFK, FEL (2014, 27th overall, San Jose)
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11-20-2012, 07:37 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
I'm a big fan. After a slow start to the season, he's had two separate 7 game point streaks. He's currently 2nd in OHL rookie scoring.
Goldobin has incredible hands and vision. He's also a really good skater and possesses very good speed. He's really at his best when he's carrying the puck around the net, it's fun to watch. No one can take the puck from him. Goldobin also has great vision, he makes some incredible passes. I've really liked how easily he's meshed with his teammates. Whether it be Latta, Moore, Galchenyuk, or Hottot, he's looked very good with all of them. Very smart player too, he makes very good reads and anticipates the play. He can steal the puck from much bigger opponents and make it look easy. Despite his small frame, he protects the puck well and goes to heavy traffic areas. He's likes to go the net and scores from in tight.
Goldobin always looked slight on the ice, but when I saw him live he looked very, very slight. Plenty of time for him to add weight though. He has a tendency to try and do too much, but lately he's been finding his teammates easier. Another thing is that his decision making is odd at times. His defensive game is pretty weak too, and he needs to improve his acceleration.
Overall, he's a very talented player with incredible puck skills, a ton fun to watch. I don't really see any problems with his game, he's very skilled and a smart player too. He's a definitely a player to keep an eye out for.
Here's a beautiful penalty shot he recently scored (right at the beginning):
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