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06-21-2013, 03:08 PM
Haute Couturier
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Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
To me, Ristolainen is the best of all worlds. Size, skill, close to ready, plays in a men's league, enough offensive upside. Zadorov isn't all that close unless you are willing to forgo any offensive development. Zad probably needs 3 years to play in the NHL. Ristolainen could potentially play there next year or the year after.
Agreed. Not to mention what Ristolainen is doing is rare. I believe he is the 2nd youngest player to ever play in the SM-Liiga. He is a special talent. I think he would get much more love if he was dominating against boys in the CHL instead of playing against men in Finland.

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