Thread: Speculation: 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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03-21-2013, 09:52 AM
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J17 Vs Proclamation
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Originally Posted by JPG View Post
Count me out on Nichushkin. How many russian prospects have we seen over the years that are young and overhyped because of a "rare combination of size and skill" despite not having actually proven anything? The kid is young and who knows what the future brings, sure. But they said the same thing about Viktor Kozlov. It is just a very high risk pick in my opinion.
I'm sorry, but you believe there is correlation simply through nationality? Nichushkin and Kozlov were born in what is regarded to be the same state. That is all.

Proven anything? As opposed to all the other top prospects available who have? We're drafting 17/18 year old players based on projections.

The anti-Russian sentiments displayed by so many North Americans is so bizarre and ignorant. If you've watched Nichushkin and are skeptical based on his play, and whether he has the intelligence to go with the tools, fine ... but his passport has nothing to do with how he plays hockey.

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