Eat your heart out, Boris Valabik

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  1. kmad

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  2. he picked the wrong sport to get into, the NBA still takes slow, lumbering big players.... not so much in the "new" NHL
     
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    I foresee a career chock full of knee injuries.
     
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    Item at the top of Jay Feaster's Christmas List: His first round picks back.
     
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    That's 7 feet tall with his skates on. So what's that? 6'7", 6'8"? Pretty big either way.
     
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    So because you saw him on a picture, you know he's slow?

    I'm not saying he's fast. I have absolutely no clue, but anyway.
     
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    I'd guess more like 6'9". I didn't realize that he was 7 feet with skates on when I first read the blurb. Too bad, I was kind of looking forward to seeing someone bigger than Chara on the ice.
     
  8. MrAlfie

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    well, hes only 15.. so he should still be growing
     
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    Is he Slovak? (Nikola Manojlovic sounds Slovak)

    If so, what do they feed their children in Slovakia?
     
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    The article makes it sound and look like he's Canadian. That's where my million dollars would be.
     
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    So, anyone know if the kid is any good?
     
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    He is Serbian !!!

    Canadian ...
     
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    Oh? What city in Serbia was he born in?
     
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    I believe he is born in Canada ...
    His ancestors are from today's Croatia.
     
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    Doesn't that remind you of that baseball playing kid from Saudi Arabia from this year's Little League World Series?

    Valabik is the best!
     
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    Yes, the name does have more of a Serbian ring to it....
     
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    Could be mistaken but I think I've read in the past that Eastern Europeans are on average taller than people of Western European descent.
     
  18. Reilly*

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    speaking of Valabik, how's he doing?
     
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    There's a longer article about him here.
     
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    I blame Chernobyl.
     
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    Apparently not bad. He's leading the AHL in +/- (admittedly, it's still early in the season) and he's even gotten a few points. Perhaps more telling, he's been a regular for the Wolves while Braydon Coburn has been sitting in the pressbox.
     
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    The year he becomes eligible, some team will draft him first round thinking he'll be the next Zdeno Chara (except forward) and he very well could be. He's 15 and weighs 230lbs and is nearing 7 (6'9") right now...damn.

    What the hell were his parents feeding him, more importantly is he Zdeno's ******* child?


    So Brian Boyle was the 6'7 guy that LA drafted (i think he's that tall or is he?) and when this kid is drafted, damn...i feel sorry for his knees and the guys that have to defend him. When he physically matures he'll go past 230 and into the 260+ zone that Chara is in right now. It says in that article that he plays a finesse game and that he can actually play the game and is a good skater. Impressive.
     
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    He is playing AA. He won't be drafted.
     
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    I hope someone has more scouting reports on this kid, it would be interesting to see where the scouts have him ranked come time for the draft.
     
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    Waddell already has a first rounder saved for him :biglaugh:
     

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