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01-03-2013, 01:56 PM
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Nichushkin is worth a gamble...after the top 15. He reminds me a lot of Andrei Kostitsyn and I'm sure the Habs are afraid to go down that road again but if he's on the board at 20...then it's a risk worth taking. He's going to have to learn to adjust against players he can't physically run over like he's doing in the juniors, but when you have that much strength and skill, you can afford to be a little less refined.

But as long as he's willing to play in the NHL, having a guy who can be anything from the second coming of Brother Andrei to Malkin-lite is a gamble someone will take in the first round.

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See Kreider, Chris and Kilger, Chad...
Kreider isn't nearly as skilled as Nichushkin. And Kreider only got overrated after he had a good playoffs and had the NY hype machine on his back.

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