LW Alexander Polunin - HC Sochi, KHL (2015 undrafted)

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  1. Connor McDaigle

    Connor McDaigle Eetu, Brute?

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    I was trying to look back on this guy's prospect thread to see if anyone would have ever predicted he'd end up as good as he is, and to my surprise, no thread existed.

    Most people here first became aware of Polunin at the 2016 u20s where he was feisty and super talented despite being undersized. He's now in his second KHL season and his second u20, where he's playing on the top line for Russia and is just outside the top 10 in tournament scoring.

    I'm really surprised that nobody used a late round pick on him last year after seeing his performance in the u20s. I imagine that some team will draft him this year, if only to hold his rights if he pulls a Panarin.
     
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    I actually don't like what I see in him at this tournament. Yeah, he's very skilled. Skating, shooting, hands are very good to great. He can forecheck as well. But he always hold on the puck for too long, and when he makes a pass, it ussually goes to opponents.

    Look at his goals, he doesn't score them after impressive combinations, they all come after his individual efforts. While Kaprizov and Vorobyov do all the proper work. Not sure how this will transite to the NHL. To me he's more like Yakupov, than Panarin so far.
     
  3. Caser

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    His this year's WJC goals so far:





     
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    Skilled, stupid, lazy. More painful to watch than Bobby Ryan, at a junior level. Kid is going nowhere but the KHL.
     
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    Caser @RUSProspects

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    I will certainly disagree about the lazy part, kid works hard along the boards, forechecks and overall plays bigger than his size. Decision making is not always on the highest level, yes.
     
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    If he can't score in the NHL which I'm not so sure he'll be able to, then he's worth nothing in a teams lineup.
     
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    Lokomotiv should just move to red helmets, for the love of god.
     
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    Caser @RUSProspects

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    Still went undrafted, maybe next year.
     
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    Also had this nice goal earlier in the game
     
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    Caser @RUSProspects

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    Noticed him scoring in MHL play-offs, which is really dissapointing after such a pre-season.

     
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    Caser @RUSProspects

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    Scored in MHL finals:

     
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    Caser @RUSProspects

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    Traded to HC Sochi.
     
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    I didn't follow him a lot this year, but it's surely a very disappointing season.
     

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