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05-03-2013, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by StoneHands View Post
You say 9.5 months like it's not a big difference. There's a big difference between a 16 year old rookie defenseman and a 17 year old so you can't really compare Nurse's numbers when he was 16 to Zadorov's when he was 17. .
Well, I only cited it that way to show it wasn't a full year...regardless, the comparable is still relevant, as this was Zad's rookie campaign in the OHL and North American hockey for that matter.

Originally Posted by StoneHands View Post
Not to mention, a lot of scouts think Nurse won't be a major offensive threat in the NHL. Zadorov's offensive numbers in Russia when he was 16 were even worse than when he was 17, 6 points in 41 games.
I don't think it's easy to project how Nurse's offensive game will translate. He had a huge increase in production this season and could improve upon those numbers next season...who's to say? Zadorov could follow a similar arc. Either way, I don't necessarily see either of these guys as "major offensive threats" in the NHL, but I would expect they will be able to put up some signficant production in time.

Originally Posted by StoneHands View Post
Not saying he doesn't have any offensive skill but I see him in the NHL as a potential shut down guy that will chip in with 30-35 points a year.
A massive, mobile shut-down d man who can also put up 30-35 pts is just fine with me! I'd take that in a heartbeat.

Originally Posted by StoneHands View Post
Also, Everywhere I have read, he's listed at 6'5 not 6'7
Well, this most recent piece by Hockey's Future, quoting Zadorov's coach, has him at 6'7".

"After all, at 6’7” with a propensity for big hits and a big shot, it’s hard to miss the Russian defenseman."

“He’s an exceptional talent. His tools are amazing for a guy that’s 6’7” - Dylan Hunter Asst. Coach, London Kights.

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