2017 Draft - 4th Pick: Ostap Safin (03/06/18: Signed to ELC)

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  1. Seachd

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    Who is he? What position does he play. Is he gud at hockey!
     
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    Haven't seen much of him, but he has fantastic tools. His production seems very underwhelming for his tools though. Only 18 points in 24 games in Czech U20 league as a forward. As a comparison, czech 5'10 draft eligible d-man David Kvasnicka had 21 points in 18 games in the same league. Would really like to know why he didn't produce more with his tools and size.
     
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    Boom or bust type of guy.
     
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    Good pick for this late in the draft...
     
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    6'5 192.1 at the combine.

    One comment by a NHL scout in HP's black book: "Reminds me of Benoit Pouliot" :sarcasm:
     
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    Like these sleeper picks from europe big men who can skate and snipe
     
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    He is massive and has a lot of potential.

    Great physical tools.
     
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    Really like this pick. If he can put it all together he could be really good.
     
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    Would really like to see this kid in the CHL. It would be good for developing his offensive game.
     
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    Awesome, awesome pick. Ranked around 50 with McKenzie, Dobber etc.
     
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    Don't know too much about him but most scouting rankings have him in the late 2nd/early 3rd range, likely good value for a late 4th.
     
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    Sounds like he could be a quality 3rd line checking center with some bonus goal-scoring, but with the potential for more.
     
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    6'5 192.

    Big boy haha.
     
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    Holy s*** he can fly for a big kid.

    I don't understand why he fell, favorite pick so far(aside from Yamamoto)
     
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    This is a really good pick. I am fairly certain that he will pan out.
     
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    Absolutely love this pick. I only dropped him out of my first round late in the season due to lack of production, but the tools are that of a first rounder. If he puts it all together, could be the steal of the draft.
     
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    I hope he stays away from the Oil Kings
     
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    Agreed, Oil Kings are complete garbage at developing NHLers, see: Reinhart, Griffin and Lazar, Curtis.
     
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    I like Safin. Big guy, has already had a shot at playing against men.
     
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    Could he just a year in Europe then develop in the AHL? I feel like that might work well for the young man.
     

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