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05-22-2013, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jussijuice View Post
Right, the combine can change a lot of things as well as the interviews. Barkov might slip due to his injury and therefore inactivity, Drouin might slip due to size and lack of strength, Nichushkin will rise as his measurables are solidified and his strength is shown. Anyone could kill the interviews and rise up teams boards.

Is going to be an interesting week.
Also, and I think this is a big factor, is Nich's hockey sense. We love to draft guys whose biggest strength is hockey sense (Faulk, Murphy, Boychuk and Sutter for example).

His hockey sense is said to be his caveat. His fatal flaw. Now, personally, I think that if it were that big of an issue and Nichushkin was the next coming of Artuykhin (sic), he wouldn't be rated as one of the top talents in this draft.

But it could be a factor in us drafting him (as well as the Russian thing).

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