Who should we draft?
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05-02-2013, 07:25 AM
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How much have you seen him play? I'd say he's got less offensive potential than Monahan. I've watched Nichushkin quite closely in the WJC and U18-WJC and he does not appear to have a whole lot more than great speed, size and strength. His Hockey IQ is just way lower than any of the other top forwards, basically all of his offense comes off the rush and I wonder how that will translate to the NHL with the smaller ice surface and stronger/faster opponents. There were maybe 3-4 guys on his own team that impressed me more at the U18's.
Nichushkin has far more offensive potential than Monahan(whose offensive potential has been questioned)
It's like comparing Ovechkin to Shawn Horcoff.
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