RW/LW Valentin Zykov (2013, 37th, LAK; 2016 trade, CAR)

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  1. Frolov 6'3

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    No but he was once a Kings prospect, remember. ;) Zykov was always lazy and not a two way player.

    I just noticed this topic and think he still isnt.
     
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    And Dadonov was once part of the Canes organization, and wasn't NHL caliber or even a very good AHL player (and Florida pretty much gave him away to Carolina). ;) Guys can evolve and improve their game. If Zykov is the same today as he was when he was a Kings prospect and hasn't improved his game and is lazy, then you are probably right that he won't amount to much in the NHL.

    My bigger concern with him when I've seen him is he doesn't seem very fast, which in today's NHL is critical.
     
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    Great defense by #9 and #25.

    :laugh:
     
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    He scored Carolinas second goal tonight off the rush. Absolutely sniper it. I’d love to see him stick with the canes for the rest of the season and see what he can do.
     
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    Lit the lamp against the Coyotes. Pretty typical goal for him, have to say. If re-signed, could he pick up a roster spot next season? With Aho ja Teräväinen he should be fine, regardless of being in the second line or in the third line.
     
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    He scored again tonight and was named the first star.

    If he’s not with the team next season I’ll be annoyed. He’s clearly got nothing left to prove in the AHL.
     
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    He's ready for full time in the big show.
     
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    Has potential to be a stud in the NHL. And with Carolinas lack of skilled forwards, he would be of tremendous help going forward.
     
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    Yeah, the fact that he can't quite keep up with the speed of Aho and Teräväinen may not be a bad thing. Aho is so damn smart with the puck that he'll either find TT in a soft spot or Zykov coming in late. His big body can help down low as well. Only 1 game though so tempering enthusiasm. Need to see a longer stretch to say he's an NHL player, but definitely off to a promising start for sure.

    He's an RFA so don't see any reason they won't re-sign him if they give him a legit chance at an NHL spot.
     
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    Added 2 assists, not a bad start.
     
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    Wait, so you got this guy in excange for versteeg?

    How's his overall game, does he have to be a scorer in the NHL to stay or does he have other qualities aswell?
     
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    He’s a big body, but I don’t think he’ll ever be a huge hitter or anything. He seems best suited to causing chaos in front of the net. He scored another goal tonight baking home a rebound in the crease.
     
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    3+4 in 10 games for him. Not too bad. With Carolina's season ended, he will return to the AHL for the playoffs. I expect he will start next season in the NHL.
     
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    Guy scores so many goals they're running out of puns!
     
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    This guy used to always turn into a 90 overall player in NHL 14, just sayin
     
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