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02-02-2008, 11:23 PM
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Cherepanov article.

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As evidenced by recent NHL and AHL All-Star festivities, it is safe to say there is an abundance of young talent in the North American professional ranks. But it is important to keep in mind, there are plenty of tremendous players overseas who deserve similar recognition. We here at Rotoworld feel this is the perfect time to pay homage to some of the top European prospects who have yet to make the trek across the Atlantic, but are making a splash in their own respective professional leagues. So without further ado, here is a look at three of the most gifted pros from outside of North America:

Alexei Cherepanov (Russian Super League) – 01/15/89
The next in a long line of pre-eminent Russian snipers may well be this 6'1", 183 pound right winger from the Omsk Avangard Hawks of the Russian Super League. By way of his blistering speed and fantastic finishing ability, the New York Rangers' first-round selection of this past year's NHL Entry Draft has already proven himself as one of the most dangerous offensive threats in the Super League in just his second full season. Privileged to make the squad last season as a 17-year-old and play alongside two highly-skilled veterans in Anton Kuryanov and Alexander Popov, Cherepanov went on to break rookie scoring records with 18 goals and 29 points in 47 games. Keep in mind that this was a 17-year-old kid playing with grown men and producing at a higher clip than Pavel Bure, Alexander Mogilny, or Alexander Ovechkin before him. That's the good news.

Now here's the downside...(click on link for more)
Nice praise. http://rotoworld.com/content/feature...rticleid=29902


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02-02-2008, 11:33 PM
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nothing we already knew really. Good: All star potential, bad: work ethic that had him slip to 17th yadda yadda yadda.

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can't wait to get the kid to Hartford.

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can't wait to get the kid to Hartford.
I have a feeling that Cherepanov will not be in Hartford for long...if ever

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I like the fact his supposedly bad work ethic is just that.. supposed.. and that that's his only real "downside"... god I hope he becomes what he's supposed to... we really could use a "home grown" monstrosity in our ranks... having basically NEVER had one.

on the offensive end, I mean....

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Same old BS... i mean 100 points or bust? All-stars or Top-63 in AHL? Aha...

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"blistering speed"?

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Like I've been saying: Gotta sign Brunnstrom.

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get me Brunnstrom and Filatov this summer, and I'll be a happy hockey fan!

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Like I've been saying: Gotta sign Brunnstrom.
Would love that, since it wouldn't cost anything.

The kid middle name is intriguing. Good size, really solid skating, great stickhandling et c. The kid can look like a Anze Kopitar copy at times.

Defenitly don't a "lock" though. Reminds me at times allot of a really young Kovalev comming out of the Soviets back in the early 90's. He looks awkward in some situations.

I've heard talk about him turning down offers from bigger teams awhile ago because he didn't want to give up his career as a death metal musican...

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LOL is that true?

Well, I'm glad he decided to play hockey instead.

The talent is undeniable. If you put him with the right linemates he would blossom.

HOPEFULLY Sather wants this guy. otherwise Detroit will have them selves yet another gem.

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That's funny, I thought he dropped because of signability issues and not because of poor work ethic.

If he had such a poor work ethic, he wouldn't have been rumored to go top 5 in the draft the entire year leading up to the draft.

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I'd love to get me some Brunnstrom. He may not have as much of an impact as projected but it would be great to add some offensive potential to a prospect pool that lacks offensive punch outside Cherepanov, Anisimov and Dawes.

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I like the fact his supposedly bad work ethic is just that.. supposed.. and that that's his only real "downside"... god I hope he becomes what he's supposed to... we really could use a "home grown" monstrosity in our ranks... having basically NEVER had one.

on the offensive end, I mean....
for a defenseman, brian leetch certainly qualifies for that, doesnt he?

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for a defenseman, brian leetch certainly qualifies for that, doesnt he?
Yes he does. I'm assuming the reference was regarding a monster at the forward position.

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