Distinct Russian flavor in Tampa Bay Lightning's 2012-13 prospect preview
The Tampa Bay Lightning have a number of prospects playing at different levels and in different leagues this season, and with one of the top prospect pools in the league, there are a number of notable names in this year's Prospect Preview.
Though it might take awhile for the 19-year-old Russian to adjust to the toughness and intensity of the pro game, there's no denying his talent. In 63 games last season, Namestnikov posted 71 points on offensively-charged London Knights, finishing second on the team in scoring. His skating is already on par with most NHL players, and he has a nose for the net which he is willing to get dirty for the good of the team.… read more
...playing on the defending Calder Cup champions, and likely playing behind centers Tyler Johnson and Dana Tyrell.
He will likely begin the season in the press box after suffering an injury to his surgically-repaired left shoulder in exhibition, but it is not expected to be serious and he should be back in the lineup a few weeks into the season.
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