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01-05-2013, 03:11 PM
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See I disagree.
His skill set is a winger who drives the puck to the net (something we lack for sure), but stars can pass, stars make plays, stars display on ice vision.
We've seen a lot of big guys over the years with size and ability to get to the net.
I'm not convinced Nicushkin has the rest of the package to be a star.
Still be an excellent pick in the back half of 1st round though.
Star is a hyperbole by my part. However, this guy has 1st line 30-30 potential. He is an outstanding skater (lateral, balance, straight away speed, etc) at 6'4, and is extremely good at protecting the puck. He has an extremely heavy shot and good playmaking abilities. Most importantly, he works hard. He's good defensively and is willing to take a hit, finish a check, and backcheck hard. He's ranked around 10-15 and if we can somehow get him we should.
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