RW Nikita Scherbak (2014, 26th, MTL)

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  1. VikingAv

    VikingAv Mediiic!!

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    That poster's got a strict agenda, but he's not wrong in the post you quoted. In fact, I think a majority of Habs fans would agree with him right now.
     
  2. schnapshot

    schnapshot Mendoza baby

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    Indeed but the post had nothing to do with his previous message or Scherbak so...
     
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    I don't think the habs ever went out of their way to pick up a player strictly because he was a french canadien. Drouin was not a reach for me, if it was a reach it was a reach for a Center more than a reach from a francophone. The last one was probably Leblanc... 9 years ago.

    Anyway I agree with the other poster. This stuff is irrelevant in a Nikita Scherbak thread.

    Happy for the kid, he's playing good. If the effort level is there I could see him into a top6 role as early as next year.
     
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    I've been really impressed by this kid in these two games after the call up, he's been one of our most dangerous forwards. Great vision, slick passes and always seems to make the smart play. The sample size is small but I'm getting my expectations high for him.
     
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    He’s still a bit of a floater sometimes and is soft at times but I think that will improve with NHL experience. His on-ice vision is something else.
     
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    Explosiveness and physicality have always been his weaknesses but he's been developing very well recently in both of those areas.
     
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    He is wrong.

    Criticize Bergevin for his mistakes but lets look at the current team

    Clear mistakes

    Subban for weber.... weber is not french
    Overpaid Karl alzner... not french.

    Now.lets see what french players are on the team. Are they there cause they are french or are they hockey moves?

    Charles Hudon... fifth round pick... seems like a good hockey move.
    Deslauriers... acquired in a trade for Zach Redmond... seems like a good hockey move
    Philip Danault... Danault and a 2nd rounder were acquired for pending ufas Tomas Fleischmann and Dale Weise in 2016. Seems like a good move.
    Jonathan Drouin... jury is still out if this was a good trade or not... but getting a young talented forward made some sense as a move.

    Drafting
    In six drafts...
    Bergevin has 0 french players in the first round
    1 in the second round
    2 in the 5th round
    2 in the 6th

    None have been taken in the last two drafts.

    So yeah Bergevin has assembled a ****ty team. No doubt on that.

    Is the reason hes made mistakes because he is overvaluing french players? No
     
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    The strict agenda is not admitting the simple triths for many posters here. I am just staying with the facts. Those facts in this particular case might hurt the NA ego(they should absolutely not, as it is totally unrelated to NA or NA hockey as such. But it is probably to much to ask to realse that from those people.) so people get protwctive without even sorting out what the point of discussion is.

    Scherbak is still far far away from being a development surounderike in former 1st rounder. And regrettably he is one of tge guys whose development supports my claim.
     
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    ^I guess the future will tell. Right now he has 2 points in 2 games since being called up.

    You’ll probably be eating crow in not too long.
     
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    Scherbak with a beauty
     
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    Very solid game last night. I thought he was the best player on the ice after Barzal. I like how he comes down low in the defensive zone when he is the first forward back. Very impressed with him!
     
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    Same here. Great to see young players grabbing their chances when getting it. Probably the most positive thing around Habs this year, with Mete.
     
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    Kid's going to be a good player , hope he get's the oppurtunity in MTL.
     
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    Seems like he didn't get the memo he was a bust.
     
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    Isaac Nootin I'm always right.

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    He putting up good numbers? Haven't seen many games lately.
     
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    16 games, 3 goals + 2 assists. He's been fairly solid, even defensively. (Just needs to have a more consistent effort)
    Definitely making the NHL roster next year from what we've seen so far.
     
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    Most impressive is his 200-foot game. He is busting his tail defensively and getting on the right side of the puck. Definitely an NHL player with lots of flashes showing top-6 upside.
     
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    If he puts a solid summer in the gym and keeps up that intensity he certainly will.
     
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    His two-way play is excellent. He is one of the biggest offensive threat we have. I hate seeing him play with less talented linemates. I loved seeing him with Drouin and Galchenyuk. He can help cover up for their defensive lapses. I am not sure with whom he played last night, but it was fine. He does the odd pass or some rookie mistake, but I think his upsides and drive is a big plus. I really love the kid. We'll see if he can show some durability... Talented player.
     
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    I think he can be thought of as a sure fire future top 6 winger at this point. Now that he's ironed out his effort level and defensive deficiencies, he's got it all. Might not ever be a star, but he's a top 6er.
     
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    I think in his career he turns into a 25-25 guy who is good defensively, so a good second line player. I'm very impressed with the improved play in his back checking and in his own zone.
     
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    He is way more of a passer than a goal scorer though.
     

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