RW/LW Vasili Podkolzin - SKA-Neva St.Petersburg, VHL (2019, 10th, VAN)

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    Although my natural inclination is to drool at the thought of this kid on Pettersson's wing, could there be a more perfect winger for Bo Horvat?? I mean, he'd fit well with both players because he's that kind of player. His best attribute, like his motor and bullishness on the ice along with his natural skill, makes him an ideal winger for almost any skilled centre. However, it feels like he and Pettersson would be yin and yang, whereas he and Horvat are two peas in a pod.
     
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    Would not be surprised. That would be an expensive top 2 RD's though, given neither Myers or Barrie are top pairing guys defensively.
     
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    Cool!
     
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    Those end-to-end rushes...
     
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    I see a lot of Zemgus Girgensons in him, lots of power and strength. Better puck skills at that age by a significant margin though.
     
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    Man, I hope he's a better player than Girgensons down the line.
     
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    Girgensons was very highly toughted and from a far really liked that pick by BUF. They ruined him tho by putting in the Ahl as an 18 YO and NHL at 19 tho.
     
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    Zemgus was a beast at that age. His development completely stalled after playing in a checking role for so long.
     
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    I think it's the opposite. Podkolzin is the Ying to Pettersson's yang, and that's exactly why they would compliment each other so well. As opposed to with Horvat where they're the same type of player and would make more sense give Horvat a playmaker like Miller. Baertschi was a good chemistry fit for Bo and he was a pure playmaker.

    Podkolzin is destined to be Pettersson's winger Imo.
     
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    I agree here, having Pod and Horvat on the same line would be very hard for other teams but they both play so similarily that I think it would be best to spread that kind of play to the other lines.
     
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    Nice call
     
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    What an exciting prospect. Looks absolutely dynamic. Protects the puck well and seems to have the ability to consistently create something out of nothing. Watch those clips you just want to see the puck end up on his stick, because something exciting would happen everytime it did. Looking forward to tracking his development this year.
     
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    A truly amazing talent right in my backyard! He plays the game unlike anything I’ve seen from an 18 year old and he does it so well.
     
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    His puck control at top speed is insane.
     
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    Looks faster, smoother, and more dynamic from last time I've seen him. Excited to see him as a top guy at the WJC and how he does against men in the KHL.
     
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    He's really good. I loved him. Kinda reminds me of Hossa lite.
     
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    So exciting. 0 points. Really not a fan of him. Frequent poor decisions. Seems to have no idea where to be. But perhaps that's exciting. Or hey, perhaps I'll be wrong. It'll be fun to see, too.
     
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    Highlights looks awesome but it’s the same story with him: where’s the production? Hope it’s just bad puck luck. Based on those clips you really can’t blame him for anything, those are some terrific moves.
     
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    OMG he didn’t get any points in a meaningless summer tournament??? My god.... but seriously, he played really well in those 3 games, created quite a few chances, hard on the puck and played his usual agrivating game. Like I said, a meaningless summer tourney but looks to be getting into form.
     
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    And some terrific passes where his teammates such couldn’t finish!
     
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    Some Canuck fans are worried he’ll turn into another Jake Virtanen. I’ll be the first to say he’s a better player in every regard minus say straight ahead speed (Podkolzin a lot more shift though)
     
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    I bet you were saying the exact same thing after his Hlinka performance too right?
     
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    I have no such fears as he is a very good passer and his hockey IQ is quite a bit higher.
     
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    Seems like every highlight is him just trucking to the net in a straight line. It’s the same way Nichushkin drove offence in juniors. I just can’t see that style being very effective in the NHL.
     
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