F Ivan Barbashev - Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL (2014, 33rd overall, St. Louis)
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01-30-2013, 11:31 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Atlantic Canada
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Looks to be doing very well as of late.
48 Points in 49 games.
Can anyone comment on his play as of late who watches him every so often?
I've watched him play every home game this season. He's adjusted quite well and is really picking things up as of late. Looking much more comfortably recently since being moved to the wing(Danault took center). Very sooth skater and has uses bursts of speed to fool defenders. He has soft hands a gets shots of quick. Strong wrister , usually shoots down low. Lethal wrap around because of his speed , scores from behind the net often. He's a playmaker but not a perimeter player. He likes to bang and goes into the dirty areas. Has a nose for the net and picks up alot of rebounds due to positioning. Used on the second powerplay unit. Has great vision and reads plays well. Producing over 1ppg since the formation of his new line alongside Jaskin/Danault. Has improved his defensive game steadily since arriving and plays good in all 3 zones. Has a fantastic work ethic on and off the ice. Willing to learn and eager to improve. Danny Flynn is also showing more confidence in him , hence more playing minutes. I fully expect him to be a 1st round pick next draft , probably mid first, maybe top 10. His ceiling is very high.
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