RW Valeri Nichushkin - Chelyabinsk, KHL (2013, 10th overall, Dallas)
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04-04-2013, 08:52 AM
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It is in an NHL club's interests for Nichushkin to stay couple years in Russia. He is still relatively raw. Majority of successful Russians (or Europeans for that matter) came over a year or 2 or even 3 after been drafted. Nichushkin didn't play enough hockey to rush to NA. He needs to focus on hockey without any off ice stuff standing in the way (like language barrier for example).
How is he looking right now in the KHL? Has playing against men been a tough transition for him?
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