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02-16-2013, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by jfb392 View Post
His contract last until 2015.
Ignoring all of the other factors, is any team in the top ten going to take the risk of drafting a player they are basically guaranteed to not see for at least two seasons?
Not likely.
So Grigorenko is with the Sabres but hardly useful. Armia still didn't come over. Point is there is no point to rush things. These players are still coming over (yes, even Kuznetsov). Nichushkin didn't play enough hockey (as most Russians at his age) to rush to the NHL.

Nichushkin at #2 is little crazy though as he is not as proven as other top players in the draft but I would consider him within top 10 picks and certainly within top 10 forwards.

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