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12-11-2012, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by DuckJet View Post
Well I felt that Lipon being on the smaller side will hurt his draft stock. And really? I feel he went a bit high even. Tarasenko was supposed to go top 10 and Kuznetsov was supposed to go top 15. We all know about Grigorenko at this point. The russian factor is definitely in play.
Yeah, I think Lipon's a bit of a wild card where he'll be taken, but it's perfectly fine not to have him taken earlier. I just think with Gillis' recent trend of drafting late bloomers he might be a good pickup for us.

Also, I do know the Russian factor does come into play, but I think Nichushkin is hands down a better pick than Zadorov. Although maybe Zadorov is somehow more likely to play in the NHL? I don't know.

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