Thread: Prospect Info: Pavel Buchnevich
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01-05-2014, 07:58 PM
with the 10th pick..
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Liked what I saw from Buchnevich in the tournament offensively, and physically. However, he has a long, long way to go on the defensive side of the puck and he had quite a few shifts where his back-checking was non-existent and he spent a ton of time floating around in the neutral zone. That's just not going to cut it in the NHL. The good news is that's all stuff that can be taught if he's willing to learn.
The Russian coaches were happy with his overall game. You call it floating, I call it doing the pavel bure. He's not a great 2 way player and perhaps never will be. He isn't nik zherdev though.

His 2 way game may not be nhl ready today, but he's got the size and some snarl to atleast fake it well enough to score 30.

I'll take that right now. Today.

Oh and tampas got a good one in vasilevski. He's the real deal.

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