Player Discussion Nikita Scherbak: Scherby-Dooby-Doo

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  1. Adam Michaels

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    It's going to be fun watching him this year.

    And for those who may have missed it:

     
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    Okay. So let's review:

    He really likes Montreal. Maybe will be one of those one in a dozen guys who will really want to play in Montreal and even want to retire in the Jersey.

    He is a high skill player.

    He is fun to watch.

    He has a personality.

    He is Russian.

    CJ is the coach. MB the GM.

    Yep. Checks all the boxes. Trade bait. Too bad, I like him.
     
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    This kid has the talent to be a difference maker IMO, will he be able to put it together?
     
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    L4br3cqu3 U mad ?

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    At some point, I hope they cut him some slack for his defensive play or intensity, kid is skilled, very skilled, great hands, very good agility and nice vision, a real playmaker who can score in highlight fashion once in a while. Of course he needs to come back in his zone and hopefully cover the right guy, but I want a skilled top-6 player out of him, not another goddamn 2-way guy. Really needs to bulk up though, and reinforce those limbs, especially his lower body (yet again).

    Ducharme will work with him, there lies my hopes in his case, cause CJ probably won't tolerate his lackadaisical play in his zone...

    And intensity, well, I'm a firm believer that, once you have a skilled player, you work with him, you may let him get 'asleep' for some shifts (as long as he doesn't let opponents create too many plays), cause you know that he can change the game in an instant if he wants to. Reminds me of the 'Most frustrating player' thread, and Kovalev in particular, yeah, sometimes he just wasn't there, but could take control of the game in any instant, and other teams don't expect that. Not saying Scherbak can do what Kovalev could, but in the offensive zone, he's dangerous when he has the puck, that's for certain.
     
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    Whitesnake gonna be mad as hell once Scherback puts up 50 points this year
     
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    I'm just worried about the injuries and not keeping his head up. Love his improvement over the last few years. Would love to see what he can do playing with top top talent. Hopefully Kotka and a couple more high picks will do the trick.
     
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    Even if he stacks 50points Claude Julien will play him under 10min/game. No staff on this team has a decent understanding of how to develop young talent. They know grinders though....
     
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    I have hope in Ducharme
     
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    He averaged 13:26 TOI in 26 NHL games with 56.8% of o-zone starts last season. He played over 15 minutes in 6 of those 26 games. He played between 12 minutes to 15 minutes in another 15 of those games. And in only one game he played less than 10 minutes, and that was the game against LA where he got hurt and left the game (an injury he require surgery for).
     
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    Omg that music is awful
     
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    Scherbak is one of those kids who will make that season less boring to watch since he is very skilled... If he improves his skating strength defensive play and decision making under pressure, we get a player here, but thats alot to ask and unlikely to happen at that stage of his carreer... how much he can improve on his weaknesses will make the difference between a good or a marginal top 6 player... I would compare him to Evgeni Svechnikov since both are obviously skilled but still have alot to prove at the next level...
     
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    Good point. He has improved, both offensively and defensively (though not as much the latter) in those years. If Scherbak continues to progress at the NHL level (as he grows into his body and bulks up a little), he'll surprise a few with the impact he can have, I'm sure.

    That's probably why he was mentioned along with Petry (TO is looking for a top-3 D) and a 2nd rounder in a potential deal for Nylander. Of course, TO allegedly refused.
     
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    One of the few players I'm excited to see next season.
     
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    Scherback has a better PPG by something like .65 for last season, one is busting, the other is already a top 6 player.
     
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    Scherbak already a top 6??? :confused: He has 6 pts in 26 games played last year, tell me you are not joking here...
     
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    A guy like Sherby could do very well under the coaching of Gerard Gallant.
     
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    Kids gonna get traded and obviously flourish elsewhere
     
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    He had 30 in 26 in the AHL lol, that's pretty much top 6
     
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    He played an awesome couple games for the Habs before his injury last season. Let’s hope he can carry that momentum into the upcoming season.
     
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    Do you mean he is a AHL top 6 or NHL top 6 already?
     
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    If hes good enough to put up 1.15 PPG in the AHL hes good enough to be a top six player in the NHL.
     
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    Ton of players have good AHL stats and dont amount to anything in the NHL, the NHL is the ultimate league where your weaknesses are exposed the most and as far as I know, Scherbak is a weak 200 ft player with strength and decision making issues, he isnt a NHL top 6 yet... The kid had 6 pts in 26 games played last year, scoring some highlight goals once in a while doesnt make you a NHL player.
     
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    Tons of 22 years old?

    Also, he played like 3 minutes on average, on the fourth line, with Byron Froese.

    Who cares about defensive game, let him focus on offense.
     
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    I dont care since we are in tank mode, I would care if the Habs were competing... Scherbak still has alot to prove and improve in order to become a good top 6 player, he was a marginal NHLer last year, now lets see next camp where he is at in his development...
     
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    For some reason I always forget about him when I think about the potential lineups for this year. It's weird, since he's a former 1st round pick too.

    Looking forward to see what he can do this year. Hopefully he can play quite a few minutes in the top six.
     
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