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RW Andrei Svechnikov - Barrie Colts, OHL (2018, 2nd, CAR) II

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Tryamkin, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. FazChenyuk

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    Can’t believe we were 1 pick away of getting him
     
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    He’s pretty close to a lock to be a 1st liner, with a great shot at becoming a star. A total natural/pure goal scorer, not just the shot but also the instincts, and is a total bull going to the net. Excellent physical tools, great skater, great hands, very good hockey IQ, what’s not to like?

    Reminds me a fair bit of Kovy. Not quite as talented, but very few are, and I think he has a more well rounded, 2-way team game than young Kovy. No brainer pick at 2 IMO.
     
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    Suffice it to say, he had an impressive visit. Waddell is barely hiding it at this point.
     
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    gawd dammit lucky Carolina
     
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    Due to position and how transferable his game is, I think he's the closest thing in this draft to be a lock as a perennial All-star. I'd still take Dahlin, but Svechnikov probably has the lowest bust factor in the draft.

    He really doesn't give me the typical elite insanely strong and will fly down the winger and snipe an unstoppable shot like Ovi, Kovalchuk, and Tarasenko. He has tools to do that, but he seems much more methodical in his approach and tends to find himself in the right spots to score in a multitude of ways. His way of scoring goals reminds me more of players like Matthews and Jamie Benn. They have elite shots, but they tend to get their best results by driving center ice, good positioning on rebounds near the net and reading quick incisive give and go passing.
     
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    I really don't get the fans who have suggested Canes could take Tkatchuk because they want to get tougher. Isn't Svec tough to play against?

    Prime Svec should be a nightmare.
     
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    That's the same vibe I've been getting watching the video of him. I'm not saying he's on the same level as Matthews, just stylistically.
     
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    I completely agree. That was the comparison I came up with as well. Neither Auston nor Svechnikov are the flashiest players. They are both brutally effective, though. Scoring goals ends up looking ''easy'' for them, but it's the product both of fantastic skill, and lots of little details done correctly. One reason why Auston chews up goaltenders is that they're just not square to his shot. Auston releases it from his feet. Svech, by comparison, uses a really long stick and has the strength to get a powerful shot off well away from his body. The result is the same though: the puck ''sees'' a lot of net when it's released.
     
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    We were 1 pick away from getting a potential franchise player :(
     
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    You’ll like Zadina
     
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    Was cool to see some video and pictures of him at the combine. The guy is much bigger than I thought. Looks like a tank. Between Aho, Necas and Svechnikov, Canes will have some very talented and exciting forwards coming up.
     
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    Finally some decent analysis in this thread. Lots of great stylistic comparisons, but does anyone familiar with him want to offer an entirely premature tier projection in relation to the recent influx of exceptional young talent in the NHL?

    Seems pretty low-key hype wise compared to guys like Laine and Eichel who were also somewhat overshadowed by sure fire 1OAs in their draft years
     
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    How they operate in the offensive zone is quite similar. Matthews uses quick hands and strength to cut in off the boards and drive center ice more (similar to someone like Tavares). But, they have a similar knack for finding soft spots on the ice and racking up goals in a diverse fashion. They both have great shots, but they tend to score from in-close more than traditional snipers.
     
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    You forgot the rest of it.

     
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    Damn, I was holding out some small hope that Waddell would do something insane like take Tkachuk. Congrats Canes fans, you're getting a monster player.
     
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    He's on the same level as well.
     
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    That would be amazing, don't give me hope like that lol
     
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    Matthews clearly would have went above him in the same draft. It wouldn't have been close.
     
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    Probably because of the hard on everyone has for centers. But hockey wise they will have the same impact on the ice. Svechnikov is a franchise forward.
     
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    Happy to see Carolina pick him and what a great young core they will have. If Carolina could get ther goaltending figured out......
     
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    Matthews is a tier above as a prospect, and likely as a player. Svechnikov is still great, but Matthews is the more impactful player and was a better prospect. Centers are more important and drive play more than wingers. A bias towards elite centers isn't irrational.

    I'd be surprised if Svechnikov is as impactful as Matthews was in his first 2 years. He's closer to Taylor Hall or Seguin as a prospect, who took their time to reach the level Matthews is currently at.
     
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    Yeah, Matthews scored 40 goals as a rookie. I'll be quite happy if Svechnikov even hits 25.
     
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    Wasn't Matthews 19 at the season's start?
     
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    While there may be more stylistic similarities to Matthews, I agree that Hall is probably the best comparable. Both are wingers who are clearly the best forwards from their draft class.

    As a Canes fan I would take 27 goals/52 points (which is Hall's pace for 82 games as a rookie) in 18-19.
     

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