RW Valeri Nichushkin - Chelyabinsk, KHL (2013, 10th overall, Dallas)
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03-08-2013, 08:13 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
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What would fans of him say about comparisons of him to Filip Forsberg, Gabriel Landeskog?
It seems like he thrives on playing that "drive to the net" game, and not the finesse game we so frequently see from Russian/European players(no offense).
Being a Canadian, I literally get no exposure to KHL games, so all I got to see was his WJHC play which was damn impressive.
I can't say how he compares to those two, but from watching him I can say that he knows his size and speed advantage and is really good at using it against pros.
Having said that, he still has very decent hands and a powerful shot that has aim and purpose. He's scored from the point a couple of times and has hands good enough to beat defenders 1v1 at times. But most of his goals come from his size and speed. It's nice to see that it's worked to that extent at a pro level.
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