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03-23-2013, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by major major View Post
I'd agree that if we knew we would get him eventually, having a Russian kid develop a few years in Russia isn't bad, and might be better, as they don't have to deal with the culture shock or living away from home until they are older.

I wonder if Jarmo can meet with Nichushkin, bring some Russian Jackets with him, assess his character and ask him straight up if he wants to play for the Jackets. If so, good, if not, then we don't pick him.

Another concern I have with Nichushkin is that he hasn't demonstrated the elite hockey sense yet. He's been playing in a man's league and scoring highlight reel goals, but highlight reel goals don't make up more than a small part of anyone's value. Can he make his teammates better?
Ah, the infamous hockey sense,low IQ I guess. Where exactly do you watch him to determine this? Do they broadcast KHL on the net?

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