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03-19-2013, 11:09 PM
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I like the Rick Nash, Erik Cole, JVR and Evander Kane comparisons. He's a prototypical "new age" power forward. Great size, very good strength, great skating, solid grit, plenty of skill, goes hard to the net, but isn't necessarily a fighter or a grinder. If he comes over he's pretty much a lock to be a solid NHL player IMO, and has star potential, the main concern is really just the Russian factor. I can see him falling a bit because of that, but not too far, I'll be very surprised if he falls outside of the top 10-15. If it wasn't for the Russian factor/uncertainty, he'd probably be a top 5 pick.

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