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07-03-2013, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Henderson33 View Post
Are the Russians blasting those 9 teams because they think Russian hockey players are better then Canadian, American, Finnish, & Swedish hockey players? If so then they're just as bad. I haven't read any so I wouldn't know.

Thinking that Domi, Horvat, Nurse & Monahan are better prospects then Nichushkin, Ristolainen, & Lindholm because of skill/potential is much different then thinking they're better because of where they're from. I'm not "shaking my head" at Cherry because he thinks Domi is a better prospect then Valeri, its why he thinks he's a better prospect.
The top 6 are the only players who really have an argument for being better prospects than Nichushkin. If he weren't Russian, it easily would've been a top 7 instead. And even Monahan and Lindholm are debatable as being better prospects. That argument at least makes a bit of sense.

Domi over Nichushkin...? Not even close. Nichushkin has him beat in just about everything outside of playmaking.

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