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2013 Draft Thread: "Shoo-in for Nichushkin"
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05-22-2013, 08:57 AM
McJesus Has Risen!!!
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That's outstanding, if true, I would think the Oilers' interest in this player will increase, he's what they need in terms of size and skill.
I think it's outstanding because it opens up the possibility of Carolina taking him at 5 and dropping one of the top centers to us.
The Oilers need to get a center out of this draft IMO.
I don't want Nichushkin. He tries that same power move going wide almost every time, doesn't seem to utilize his teammates and has a questionable Hockey IQ. I'm basing a lot of this of my viewings of him at the WJC. He was impressive in that tournament but i think it was more a case of him dominating against physically smaller players than anything else. He won't be able to pull off those moves on a regular basis in the NHL.
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