Thread: Speculation: It's Time to Tank: Who Gets Moved
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03-10-2013, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Chino Oscar View Post
Don't know what you guys think, but IMO we are pretty set on defense (counting on Gudbranson, Kulikov, Robak to continue improving, plus keeping Campbell and Weaver), so I am thinking about offense in the draft.

What do you guys think about Valeri Nichushkin? 6'-4", 196 lbs with skill? I would be EXTREMELY happy if we get him, plus with his size he could be ready immediately or in 1 more season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ1ruVJ7DK8
I don't see why we would take him unless we are drafting #7-15. There's no point in taking the risk with the Russian factor with so many great prospects in this draft. Also, he just signed a 3 year extension with his KHL team before the season. I don't think he is thinking about coming to the NHL anytime soon. Guys like MacKinnon, Barkov, and Monahan could all be ready within one season as well.

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