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11-20-2013, 11:02 PM
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A few thoughts on the game tonight, and the draft eligible players I liked:

Obviously, Audette was impressive again, he didn't play much but made the most of it, his goal was a tap in from a great Dauphin setup, but you always love to see players go in the dirty areas. For a 17 year old, he looked better than I thought he would.

Tkachev is a name to keep in mind, I know, he's small, but he's slick. His hockey IQ is pretty high too.

Two other favourites of mine for Russia, Butuzov and Baldaev.

Butuzov gave a run for his money to Grégoire in the 2nd period, he's really quick in his change of directions. He's a big guy too, 6'1'' 200lbs. He's an overager, but I'll keep an eye on him for the remainder of the Super Series, so far I'm a fan. He was definitely one of the best forwards for Russia, with Zykov and Barbashev.

Baldaev is another overager, big strong D, good on both sides of the ice. Was to me, the best D for the Russians.

Barbashev is a gamer, should go top15, if not top10.

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