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08-26-2013, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by free0717 View Post
You cant compare it to Brendl. Brendl was a first round 4th overall pick bust. Tolchinsky is an undrafted FA. .
Free -
thanks for the feedback. i understand their differences,
i was paying attention on Brendl(Lundmark\Sedin twins) draft day -
(what a wasted day, trading up and drafting Brendl 4th, and trading Marc Savard and and a 1st for Lundmark and Hlavac) -
but what an underwhelming draft - after the Sedins, the best NHL career in the 1st or 2d rounds is likely Havlat - maybe Connolly or Leopold

my point was Tolchinsky could end up being a highly touted eastern europe sniper who doesn't make it, or a small forward who overcomes size and bias to achieve.

Tolchinsky is far from a the typical undrafted FA - his size, and trend of young Russians choosing the K over the NA minors, combined to get him passed over.
Can you recall any other cases of an undrafted teenager getting so much attention? Or signing at 18?

He seems to have far more upside than most of our recent amateur free agent signing prospects.
We'll see about Hrivik or Allen, but IMHO Tolchinsky is at least as likely to have a decent NHL career as Nicholls, Kantor, Jean, Hughes, or Donnay.

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