Thread: Prospect Info: Pavel Buchnevich
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01-05-2014, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
NHL coaches will call it floating as well. Zherdev, for all of his faults, at least learned with the Rangers how to backcheck. Buchnevich's effort on the lone Canadian goal in the bronze medal game was pretty terrible.

I'm not expecting him to ever become Pavel Datsyuk, but he's going to need to learn how to not be a liability on the ice defensively.

Shame the Rangers couldn't move up to nab Vasilevski. I know they were hoping to get him.
Yes, he missed his backcheck on that play. But, by the same token, there's a reason that the coaches had him out on 2 of the last 3 shifts of the one-goal bronze medal game.

He's not a perfect prospect, but I'm certainly excited by his overall package.

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