Good to see him getting some playoff type experience.
Kirill Koltsov - Ufa
Remember him? Looking forward to potentially seeing how he has progressed. Too bad he never committed to NA, he would probably be a big part of our team being an offensively blessed RHD, would look great with the twins and Edler.
Josh Holden - Team Canada
Ooooh, yeah, our two way shut down center of the future, the Joe Colbourne of his day
Koltsov would never have flourished playing in a Canucks defensive system.
Yeah, but he'd be great in this one, apparently his defensive game has improved a great deal, I would love to see him and Kane matched up for a playoff series, very similar players in all ways except one is F and the other D
Koltsov had some of the sickets hands I've ever seen on a Canuck prospect. Damn shame he didn't stick it out in North America - I think he'd have been a terrific offensive defenseman.
Josh Holden...man. Wasn't he on pace to be great, but he mangled his wrist or something? I seem to recall his shot being his bread and butter, but his wrist getting injured after his draft year.
Yeah his hand/wrist got stepped on in during a game and he was never the same. It wasn't just his shot that suffered, it was also the way he played. He started to shy away from the dirty area's after that.
I never knew how awesome Kiril Koltsov looked, I got into following Canucks Prospects right around the time Grabner was drafted, I know its a highlight reel so even Jan Bulis could look good ( Prolly not )
Edit - Its also the bigger ice, so its not likely to happen in North America