RW Nikita Scherbak (2014, 26th, MTL)

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  1. Thebesthockey

    Thebesthockey Registered User

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    Any other team than the habs ( except maybe arizona) and this guy isnt even a topic of conversation
    ECHL/AHL lifer
     
  2. montreal

    montreal Go Habs Go

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    he'll be in the NHL next year for sure baring injury.
     
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    I believe it when I see it.
     
  4. montreal

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    you don't have to, he has to clear waivers so he'll be in the NHL next year for sure unless he's injured.
     
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    ...or he is not in NA, or he is traded, or...
     
  6. montreal

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    Why wouldn't he be in North America when he knows he'll be in the NHL next year? Even if he's traded he's going to be in the NHL, why trade for him and risk losing him on waivers?
     
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    I don’t get the hate a few have on this guy. He’s ripping it up in the AHL at 22...
     
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    There is no hate but dwindling hope he will succeed at some point.
     
  9. DramaticGloveSave

    DramaticGloveSave Voice of Reason

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    25 points in 20 games is on pace for 100 over 80 in the AHL at 21/22. And it's not like he's playing with other bonafide talent. It's all him. The guy has taken a monster step- and it was evident in his callup before he hurt his knee.
     
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    He was always considered a very raw prospect too. On draft day, it was said he needed a few AHL seasons to develop into a more complete player.
     
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    Except he's doing better in the AHL than most other prospects. Teams like the Leafs talk about Kapanen as a top prospect and he's not producing as well as Scherbak.

    Even suggesting that he'll ever play in the ECHL is insane.
     
  12. Merci Saku

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    Everybody is in such a rush now to call a prospect a bust

    Some of them need time to develop, some don't

    For Scherbak, it was obious and now we are seeing the result

    Talent is there for him so future looks good
     
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    This post was obviously borrowed from 2016's narrative. Because this year he has done everything expected and more. With prospects, you have to pay consistent attention or your opinions look ridiculous.
     
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    Own him in my dynasty... have since his draft year... held on to the hope he'd put things together... looks like he has made the necessary jumps in his game. I'm looking forward to the next year and a half as it should tell a lot about him and his NHL future.
     
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    You are wrong and think your narrative is the only possible reality.

    I don't care about borrowed. Is he playing in the NHL regularily? No? What was expected then? A former first rounder to become a great AHLer?
     
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    If you're actually paying attention to what's going on with him you'll know he was a slow developer in his AHL career, was inconsistent, showed flashes and was frustrated by injuries. This year, he turned a switch by ALL accounts from people who view Laval regularly. Responsible, 200-foot winger with great vision and PP skills. Putting up great numbers at 22 and already had a solid cup of coffee with the big club.

    But you're "you are wrong" already tells me how open-minded you are about adapting to new data. Don't take my word for it. Talk to any of the AHL followers. But why bother when you can label him a bust shortly after his 22nd birthday?
     
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    You're right. And Scherback was injured many times over the last few seasons which slowed down his development a lot.

    But Habs badly need talented, skilled centermen to help these wingers to produce at a higher level.
     
  18. Merci Saku

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    I won't reply since it's the same old stories with him like previous posts/subjet

    It's the Scherbak thread,

    is it just me or should the Canadiens must called him up and play him with Galchenyuk?

    Seems like a good fit. Scherbak with his passing abilities and Galchenyuk the shooter

    We saw a preview before he got hurt but I can see it as a short and long term solution
     
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    I mean, if you want, you can go watch the 2014 draft video from when he was taken. They clearly indicated then that he was a good 3-4 years away. If the Canadiens didn't already have sophmore Lekhonen and rookie Charles Hudon in the top 9, Nikita would be playing for Montreal right now. He's the only bright spot in Laval right now ( a team I watch regularly) and he has all the tools to be an eventual top-6 winger. Ironically enough, we have Galchenyuk and Gallagher as our top 6 RW so there's no point in bringing up Nikita while he's dominating just to play with Plekanec...

    Let him dominate and continue to gain confidence in his abilities and then come into the season next year ready to make the starting roster. I prefer this approach to how the Canadiens handled McCarron or De La Rose, and it seems to have payed off for Hudon as well. Or else you could always be like Crowse (ARI) and start him way before he's ready for the sake of being a high pick.
     
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    Thought he would be a bust, glad to see him turn it around.
     
  21. King In Glory

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    Nothing about this management team makes sense , so logical thinking doesn't really go anywhere...

    Galchenyuk and Scherbak fit eachother so well , it's pathetic that it hasn't been tried for more than a couple games (Scherbak played with Galchenyuk on the 4th line Centered by Mitchell at the beginning of the season. Galchenyuk was talking plays out with Scherbak , unfortunately Scherby got injured).

    Would love to see this lineup:

    Lekhonen - Galchenyuk - Scherbak
    Pacioretty - Drouin - Gallagher
    Carr/Byron - Danault - Hudon

    The season is over , let the kids play and develop chemistry for the future...Unfortunately the imbecile at the top still believes in the Habs making a run for the playoffs...Pathetic.
     
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    one of the few that has yet to play in nhl from that 1st round in 2014

    for a reason

    unidimensional player
     
  23. montreal

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    do you mean minus the 5 games he's played in the NHL already?
     
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    An anemic team like the habs that need any help they can, and this prospect has yet to play any type of regular shift in nhl

    this guy is just NOT that good

    period
     
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    you mean the 3 games he played last year for the division winning Habs? You really seem to know what you are talking about.
     
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