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Originally Posted by brahmabull View Post
Given Burnett's liking of drafting 17 year old players already playing in North America I think he might be taking a strong look at 1997 Russian born forward Artem Atemov of the USHL's Chicago Steel, unless he is apprehensive over the whole Zharkov KHL ordeal.
I know nothing about the player but the idea certainly seems realistic to me. Ideally though, I'd like to see a high end '97 grabbed here, even if it's someone we have to wait a year to see ( after an NHL team drafts them). The core of the next strong team in Belleville will be built around 97's and 98's IMO. This high pick is a chance to add another top talent to that core.

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