Who should we draft?
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05-02-2013, 10:33 AM
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I know there are questions regarding his IQ that have been brought up by some scouts. Monahan is better now as a more dynamic offensive player. Nichushkin has that upside though tht if he puts things together, he's like a Russian Rick Nash, whocj would be a huge pick.
But that's the issue with him. Does he reach that potential or does he falter and never develop his game? Of nichuskin was just a big, fast Russian skater, who didn't have any possibility of growing, he wouldn't be going listed this high.
Nichushkin is a risk pick but the upside is huge. It's debatable if its better than barkov's (might be a little better, or around the same level) so you need to judge if it makes sense to make the safer barkov pick (who might not even have a lower upside) or if you go with the big oak pick in the hopes you hit a major home run.
It all depends on what nichushkin's upside is relative to barkov's and whether it not you decide o make the risk with him.
Nichoushkin is a gamble right now that we really don't need.
Barkov seems like the more logical pick.
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