2013 Draft Discussion (Mar. 29 article, post #976)
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02-20-2013, 09:06 AM
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Craig Custance and Corey Pronman on twitter talking about Nichushkin would be in top 2 debate if he was not from Russia. This is a kid to watch for. He has been steadily climbing and now scouts are comparing him to Malkin sometimes. The Flyers most likely won't get a top 3 pick, but if we continue to struggle and are out of it, we could look to get him. He might have the highest potential out of all the forwards. Flyers rarely draft Russians though, so it seems like the team that gets him will be very happy.
He will probably be a top 5 pick. If the Flyers are that high, I think they will and should go with a different player. Any of Jones, Mackinnon, Drouin, Barkov, and Linholm are all superstar level players without any KHL political baggage. It is a totally different story if he drops, though.
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