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06-25-2017, 12:14 AM
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Let me start of by making the following statement; If Safin played this year in the OHL and demonstrated the growth in his game that I saw from him, from the Hlinka tournament at the start of the year, to his U18 performance, there is very little doubt in my mind that he would be a bonafide first round pick.
Quite the glowing comment.

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06-25-2017, 12:39 AM
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Quite the glowing comment.
Wow. He has Safin ranked at 21, seems like a huge fan of this kid.

No idea who this poster is, but he sounds knowledgeable

But honestly, going into the draft I was a huge fan of Safin. I was hoping we would pick up a 2nd round pick to draft him, can't believe he fell to us.

Yamamoto and Safin make me absolutely thrilled about this draft, I've always like Skinner as well

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06-25-2017, 06:32 AM
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I can not wait with the question about, what do you think Osťa will play for "who" this upcoming season ???

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I can not wait with the question about, what do you think Osťa will play for "who" this upcoming season ???
Eliteprospects has him with Sparta Praha in the Czech league next season.

I would love to see him in the CHL though. Have to think there's plenty of teams that would take him. Regina might be a good one. They're hosting the Memorial Cup and I believe both their import slots are open next season with Zborovsky and Ahl moving on.

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Is there anyone in the league that we could potentially compare Safin to?

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06-25-2017, 12:11 PM
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Eliteprospects has him with Sparta Praha in the Czech league next season.

I would love to see him in the CHL though. Have to think there's plenty of teams that would take him. Regina might be a good one. They're hosting the Memorial Cup and I believe both their import slots are open next season with Zborovsky and Ahl moving on.
He said he's waiting for the CHL import draft (this coming Wednesday) before he decides where he will play next year.

If he's drafted in a good situation, he'll play in North America.

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06-25-2017, 12:13 PM
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He said he's waiting for the CHL import draft (this coming Wednesday) before he decides where he will play next year.

If he's drafted in a good situation, he'll play in North America.
Nice.

That's great news.

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06-25-2017, 12:15 PM
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He said he's waiting for the CHL import draft (this coming Wednesday) before he decides where he will play next year.

If he's drafted in a good situation, he'll play in North America.
Boy would it ever be a treat for us Oil fans if he went 18th to Spokane!

Yamamoto + Safin

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Based on what I could find on the Internet sounds like he's the type that will complicate McDavid. Whereas Yamamoto skillset will fit with Drai

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Based on what I could find on the Internet sounds like he's the type that will complicate McDavid. Whereas Yamamoto skillset will fit with Drai
You forgetting about JP?

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06-25-2017, 12:56 PM
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Is there anyone in the league that we could potentially compare Safin to?
I've seen a couple Ben Pouliot comparables. Not bad for a 4th rounder.

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06-25-2017, 12:59 PM
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You forgetting about JP?
I want to see a Safin-McDavid-Pulju line now.

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His U18 highlights:

Was going to come here and post this. Really excited about this pick, have you followed him much Zaddy? I know you're usually up on the prospects more than most.

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06-25-2017, 01:33 PM
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I want to see a Safin-McDavid-Pulju line now.
If JP and Safin develop into the players that I think they can, that line would absolutely wreck the league.

Safin-Mcdavid-Puljijarvi
______-Draisaitl-Yamamoto

I have to keep reminding myself that the 3 of them are still prospects

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Agreed, Oil Kings are complete garbage at developing NHLers, see: Reinhart, Griffin and Lazar, Curtis.
Pysyk is the only decent NHLer the OK have produced.

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I want to see a Safin-McDavid-Pulju line now.
Yeah me too. Pulju as the energetic puckhound, McDavid as the playmaker and Safin as the finisher. The size, speed and skill of that line

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Was going to come here and post this. Really excited about this pick, have you followed him much Zaddy? I know you're usually up on the prospects more than most.
Not really no. He's credited with 23 international u18 games, and I must've watched at least 2-3 of those international tournaments but I don't think I have any notes on him whatsoever. I don't really know why haha. Guess he didn't stand out much, and I never keyed in on him in those tournaments either. The guys that I paid the most attention to and stood out to me when I watched the Czech team was always Necas (went 12th), Chytil (went 21st), Kvasnicka (undrafted, undersized offensive d-man) and Zadina (2018 top prospect).

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06-25-2017, 06:20 PM
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Is there anyone in the league that we could potentially compare Safin to?
Reminds me of Penner- same sort of fine touch in-close and a surprisingly heads-up playmaker for a north-south winger.

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Reminds me of Penner- same sort of fine touch in-close and a surprisingly heads-up playmaker for a north-south winger.
I appreciate your opinion, but I don't think he plays like Dustin at all(who lives 20 min away from me, so I followed him closely throughout the years)

Safin can absolutely fly for a big kid, Dustin could never skate like him even in his prime

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Is there anyone in the league that we could potentially compare Safin to?
Was doing some digging and danslabande.com listed Jeff Carter as his comparable.(french site?)

That's kind of a stretch IMO since Carter has such a nice release/shot. It's hard to compare Safin to Carter based on their playstyle altogether. Carter being an elite sniper back in his Philly days. While I haven't seen much of Safin just based on the youtube clips, he plays a physical game with quick hands in tight and attacks on transition.

He's a like a poor man's Marian Hossa to me. Does anyone else see that?

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Safin gets drafted by the Saint John Sea Dogs.

http://chl.ca/prospects/2017/-239005881

http://chl.ca/draft

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I appreciate your opinion, but I don't think he plays like Dustin at all(who lives 20 min away from me, so I followed him closely throughout the years)

Safin can absolutely fly for a big kid, Dustin could never skate like him even in his prime
How dare you knock the Flying Fridge!

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Safin gets drafted by the Saint John Sea Dogs.

http://chl.ca/prospects/2017/-239005881

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That's interesting. Definitely one of the best places/organizations he could play in if he chooses to come over. Could potentially play on a line with 2018 top prospect Joseph Veleno. Although I do think he'd be better served staying in Europe and developing his game against men.

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Sea Dogs have had a very good record with developing European players. I'm excited to see an Oilers prospect every day for the next year or two. The Dogs were a pretty old team last year, with tons of 19 and 20 year-olds in important spots. He probably slots as the 3C to start, and 2C by the end of the year. The team will probably sell at the trade deadline, so it's a great situation for younger players looking for ice time in all situations.

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06-28-2017, 12:09 PM
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I would have been pretty excited with it if it had of been a year sooner.

Saint John isn't going to be very good this season. They're losing their starting goalie and likely 11 of their top 12 scorers.

I think he'd be better off staying in Europe.

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Oh Stop!

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