Prospects--snipers?

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  1. BINGOV

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    Anyone care to take a stab at ranking the following prospects, in terms of their NHL potential as a goal scorer?

    Konstantin Zakharov, stl
    Alexei Shkotov, stl
    Vojtech Polak, dal
    Jussi Jokinen, dal
    Petr Kanko, la
    Konstantin Pushkarev, la
    Alexander Radulov, nas
    Aleksander Suglobov, nj
    Petr Vrana, nj
    Jozef Balej, nyr
    Magnus Kahnberg, car
     
  2. Ajacied

    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    I think Polak has an immense upside, he's been compared to Milan Hedjuk a lot and I don't think that 40 goals would be out of the question. However, he's a boom or bust type, he's unlikely to reach that level IMO.

    Jussi Jokinen isn't exactly a sniper, but he could become a consistant 20/25 goal scorer. Maybe a peak year of 30 but I doubt it..
     
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    hey Ott=Snott, being a Dallas Stars' fan, how would you describe Eriksson as a player and his potential? and chance to reach it?
     
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    According to my knowledge and information I gathered about him, he seems to be a Peter Forsberg type player. Not half as good ofcourse, but he has the same strenghts and plays the same style. A skilled forward, defensively responsible, can play a physical game when asked upon, heart, grit, etc. But he's very raw.. He has only played one season in the SEL, and while it was a huge succes being named the rookie of the year, I'm not predicting whether he will reach his potential since it's totally up in the air right now. I think we'll know more once he has a 2nd season under his belt.
     
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    Radulov has a pretty high ceiling. I could see him at 30 goals. Nashville got a bargain.
     
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    Zakharov is pretty much a Pavol Demitra clone if that tells you anything.

    As far as Shkotov, his size might hold him back but if it doesn't he could be a 25-30 goal scorer.
     
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    <<Zakharov is pretty much a Pavol Demitra clone>>

    Really? So Zakharov is also very defensive minded, eh?
     
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    Vrana isn't a sniper, he is more of playmaker.
     
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    Radulov, Suglobov and Balej are the ones that stand out to me as being finishers.
     
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    1) Demitra does NOT play defense. He CAN play D but he choses not to.
    2) Zakharov apparently made HUGE strides in the defensive zone this year.


    I wouldn't say the comparisson is acurate due to their respective playing styles(Zakharov is a pure sniper(sets up in the slot and waits for a one timer) while Demitra is a playmaker that can finish). Actually, I would say that Shkotov's style more closely resembles Demitra's and that Zakharov projects as the 25-30 goal scorer( pretty much the opposite of what Stich said).
     
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    Do not know how you can make any projections on Polak. Had a miserable year with only one goal playing limited minutes. He needs a new setting and should have been brought over. If this year is like last his development may be stalled beyond hope. Jokinin will be a more rounded player and Erikkson seems to be getting better all the time. He needs to gain weight and his future may be on the wing not center like Forsberg although he could eventually replace Arnott maybe. He could be the stars top prospect after this year although to some he may be already. We should know alot more after this year. Jokinin if he has a good year could be brought over as could hagos. Holtet may also be a sniper prospect and he will likely be in the AHL unless his defense is so awful, he sees EChl action
     
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    As said, Polak has huge upside, but he basically lost this past year of development due to very limited icetime, and chances are he's not ever gonna reach his Hejduk-like potential...Jokinen on the other hand will probably become a consistant 20 goal scorer or so...
     
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    Pushkarev scored as many goals as Ovechkin in the WJC before his draft year so that should tell you about his potential.

    And Kanko isn't a sniper he's more of a grinder who can finish and have an excelent all-around game.
     
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    what about another Pred -- Glazachev
     
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    But didn't Push do that in the 2nd tier division at the WJC's since he was on the Kazakh team?
     
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    I know they aren't listed, but what does anyone think about the potential upside for Pens sniper prospects Sergei Anshakov and Patrik Bartschi?

    I am thinking that Anshakov will likely get to play on a future line with Malkin. I believe they have played on a line before, and can hopefully expect some chemistry there.
     
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    i don't know about balej as a sniper really...at least not at first. he seems to have a great nose for the net but i get a feeling it'll take him a bit to find the net consistantly in the NHL...he also has some slick passing skills and sometimes passes instead of shooting from what i've seen

    i think he'll be a finisher but i wouldn't expect like 50 goals or something...
     
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    Lukas Kaspar is the defenition of a sniper
     
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    if things don't change we might not be expecting 50 goals from anyway.
     
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