Prospect Info: Round 4, Pick 104: Mikhail Vorobyov, C, Tolpar Ufa (MHL --> KHL)

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  1. Hiesenberg

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    And this year was a stepping stone, I don't think Hextall had enough confidence in a lot of the kids to win this year. So he brought in mercenaries. Now he has a better idea, plus he's pulling in more guys. I think we'll see a greater shift of prospects to vets next year.
     
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    Cousins is ahead of Laughton. Laughton has been underwhelming at the NHL and AHL level. Cousins may be smaller and a less good skater but he is a much better hockey player. The Flyers management and coaching staff know that.
     
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    I think they are well aware that PEB is not a 4C. There are several options being brought in to push him to the side.
     
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    I don't think the team views Cousins as a Center though. They groomed Laughton as two-way center all season for the Phantoms and he apparently played very well.

    If Vecchione makes the team as 4C, than yeah, Cousins is competing with Laughton for one of the winger spots.
     
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    Yeah he really should be playing RW. He's much better there.
     
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    Agreed, he played C because they didn't have any more. Hell, for a while, they didn't have 3 Centers, let alone 4.

    Now with Filp in the fold, and the addition of Vecchione or Laughton coming back, they may ice 4 centers.
     
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    Laughton hasn't been underwhelming in the AHL. He was the team's best ES scorer, and lead the team in +/-. Hextall was very impressed by his performance there this season.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/Philadelphia-Flyers-Scott-Laughton-Phantoms-playoffs.html

     
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    Has anyone heard if the Flyers intend to sign Dove-McFalls? I have never seen him play but have heard reports that he is a decent defensive forward.
     
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    Another mid-round gem, the future is blindingly bright and it makes me wonder what's in the heads of those who criticise Hextall. It's a long process, expecting results immediately is an odd attitude to have.
     
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    His GM doesn't seem to agree: "I wish him luck, it's his decision. Nobody knows how it will go. Maybe he'll break into the NHL and it'll be fine? I'm not upset. So many people have left that i'm used to it. I was upset when [Kondratyev?] went to Toronto the first time. Now i'm calmer."
     
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    Celebrating his ELC in style.

    1g, 2a, 3p through 2 periods as Russia 'B' lead Norway u-25 6-1.
     
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    Yeah, and Kaprizov 2+2. These two are good together.
     
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    Hexy could have taken him in the 5th the same year as Vorobyov. Oh well, Kase seemed like a decent pick at the time and still does.
     
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    not that i really like comparing prospects to current NHL players, but who does this kid compare to?
     
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    Couturier for playing style. Big strong 2 way centre. Vorobyov's an excellent passer and has a scoring touch too. Has swagger and attitude (in a good way).
     
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    No way he is that slow.
     
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    The usual suspects on the main boards aren't happy about another Russian leaving for North America. :laugh:
     
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    That celebration :laugh: He is such a pimp :yo:

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    Awesome. Honouring the pass isn't that big in celebrations, kudos to him.
     
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    That's terrible.
     
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    Why do they call it a no-look pass when he looks right before the pass?
     
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    Both of those jerseys in that clip are awesome.

    I'm just glad he signed. Russian kids don't usually come over if they're not realistically close to playing in the NHL. He was in a good situation with his KHL club so I don't think the Flyers would take him away from that if they felt that too. I think he'll be in the NHL lineup sooner than later. I don't think he spends a lot of time in the AHL.
     
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