After watching some clips of the Ivan Hlinka tournament (including one match), I have a feeling that Rinat Valiyev could be an early selection at the draft. Nice hands, mobility for a big guy, as well as good defensive instincts. I will keep an eye on him for sure! Goldobin looked good as well, I think itīs going to be an exciting draft for Russians!
After watching some clips I think itīs going to be an exciting draft for Russians!
Right you are!Couple underagers and at least 5 players in the list overlooked by NHL scouts expected.Strange that no names of kids playing in KHL mentioned in November preliminary list.Believe also overappreciated Bogdan Yakimov who isn't that much smart to be world class center.Yes,all tools big moves works in front of the net and that's it.Russian ranking still much debatable.Tops Nichushkin and Buchnevich (had injury recovere by end of November) really world class!Then 1994 born Slepyshev Anton plays men's hockey and completely matured in KHL.Just broken clavicular injury stopped him on rise.By December guy must be OK and prove at U20 WJC.