G Yaroslav Askarov - SKA-Varyagi, MHL (2020 Draft)

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  1. Caser

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    Yaroslav Askarov already at this point earned a reputation of the next big goalie thing out of Russia and it is easy to understand why: despite quite some rawness, he is very gifted naturally with size and reflexes and is extremely mobile. After a solid Hlinka Memorial tournament perdormance he has debuted in the MHL as the starter for SKA-Varyagi team and is looking fine there.

    EP link: Yaroslav Askarov at eliteprospects.com

     
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    This guy to me is going to be a 1st rounder in 2020, I was just starting a thread on him when I realized there was already one ...I love his size and reflexes, but he is very strong mentally to0...I think he is going to be a future star.
     
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    How many goalies do you see go in the first round anymore?
     
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    Not as many as there use to be im pretty sure we all know that...not sure your point...goalies still go 1st round and my opinion he has franchise ability...vasilivsky type talent imo
     
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    Very rare that teams feel confident enough to pick a goalie in first round. That being said I have Askarov as a mid second round pick and 2nd or 3rd goalie off the board.
     
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    Dominating the WHC-17 after being really good against older players at the Hlinka. Looks like the next great goalie out of Russia. I think its too early to determine if he's Vasilevskiy level or closer to Samsonov level, but either way, he could be a first round pick in 2020.
     
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    Was Vasilevskiy and Samsonov looked at that differently? One was drafted 19th and the other 22nd. Samsonov played mostly KHL and a little MHL in his draft+1 while Vasi played mostly MHL and some KHL in draft+1. In draft+2 Samsonov had a 0.936 save percentage while Vasi had 0.923 in the KHL. The draft+3 Vasi went to Tampa and got 15 games and 26 in the AHL good numbers in both. Samsonov stayed another year with solid numbers in the KHL. So they had similar draft positions and quite similar numbers the first 3 years after the draft.
     
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    Totally different calibers: Samsonov wasn't really that widely known at all before his draft year, just was considered as a talented young goalie, one of many. Vasilevskiy has been an acknowledged talent since he was like 15 and in his draft year he played in U20 WJC and did something like this:


    Returning to Askarov, that's why he is getting the hype, as already at this age he is showing something really impressive for his age. Not on the level of Vasilevskiy, but still. With that being said, we can remember that not a long time ago, Maxim Zhukov was also very good at this age too, but so far it didn't result in something good.
     
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    Fans don’t talk about goalie prospects as generational in the same way they talk about forwards and defensemen as generational, but if you split it up into around ten year segments, Vasilevskiy was a generational goalie prospect. He was the best goalie prospect since Price. Askarov is 8 years after Vasilevskiy. It can be debated if he’s the most talented pre-draft since Vasilevskiy. Others like Demko, Shestyorkin, Samsonov, Hart, Oettinger, Knight have a claim towards that spot or maybe that player is in one of the drafts after Askarov. He’s also a 2020 draft pick, so there’s a a year and a half before his draft, but so far he’s putting himself in that conversation.
     
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    Inb4 Wallstedt and Askarov are gonna be one of the best goalies in the NHL.

    In all serious, Askarov looks good, great stats. He is a big kid which also helps.
     
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