Prospect Info: 2018 NHL Draft / Pick #9 - Vitali Kravtsov (RW) - Part III

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  1. Krams

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    I don't see the Datsyuk comparison. Datsyuk has a crazy hockey IQ and defensive game, as well as the puck skills. Kravtsov has very good puck skills, but so do many players. They are also different players in their offensive output. Kravtsov is tall and lanky, Datsyuk is less than 6'0 and nearly 200 pounds.
     
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    I'm still loving the Hertl comparison. I think they look very similar side to side
     
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    Yeah, I don't see Datsyuk either. Forsberg is the closest in my eyes in terms of style - both like rush with speed and have slick hands in 1 on 1 situations. Neal to me is more of a power forward than I'd expect Kravstov to be.
     
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    I see Kravstov growing more physical as he ages.
     
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    I agree here. Datsyuk was able to do some things that we'll likely never see again, and he was called the magic man for a reason. He was one of the most fun talents to watch growing up, and the ability to read the play and make such skilled moves at a high pace was incredible.

    I like the Neal comparison, but don't know if I see Kravtsov as a prime shooter. I'd argue he's more of a Huberdeau type
     
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    James Neal was over 60 pts just twice in his career. I would be disappointed if Kravtsov doesn't top that.
     
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    Pettersson
     
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    Neal has twice been .5GPG or better and twice 1PPG or better. Don’t look at the totals, look at the per game. There’s no reason to assume injuries.
     
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    Durability has to be account for, and I would like to have more consistency in Kravtsov than we would get with a Neal type of player.
     
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    Kravtsov’s shot actually reminds me of Petterssons, the really fast release and the how stiff their shaft looks while shooting. It looks almost as if he’s not flexing it at all which makes me worry a bit about him beating NHL goalies. I don’t know if his shot is all that powerful, especially as a lot of his goals deflect off the goalie and bounce in they aren’t usually clean snipes
     
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    I see Kravtsov if he reachs top potential to be much more of a facilitator than Neal. James Neal was also more of a 30 goal scorer (which is still great) in normal circumstances. He became a 40 goal guy when playing with a couple of the best centers in hockey history in pittsburgh.
     
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    I agree. I'm just talking about the per game impact.
     
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    Can we please not derail this thread like the Lias one?
     
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    At this point I think we’ll need to create a thread for the next few years — “Prospects the Rangers Didn’t Draft (But Could’ve)”

    It’ll be the rebuild version of the Advanced Stats thread.:thumbu:
     
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    But where is the fun in that? BTW Kravtsov plays tomorrow, 5:30 am.
     
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    It's nice that he scored a few goals against a Canadian College team.
     
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    Seriously. Kravstov is playing great in the KHL which is literally leagues above college hockey.
     
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    Why does Kravtsov’s stick never flex when he shoots? It looks completely stiff and it makes me worry about his shot power
     
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    @Amazing Kreiderman what flex was Kravtsov’s stick he gave you? Can you give the full specs please :)
     
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    75 flex P28
     
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    That's Wes "banana stick" Walz tier. Walz used 70 flex though IIRC.
     
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