Vladimir Karpov

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  1. Anthony Mauro

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    A definate unknown, how good is Karpov? From some of the scouting reports he seems like a Lauri Korpikoski type who has skill and an edge to his game. Is that a decent comparison? What is his game like and what are his strengths?

    Also, where do you see him going in the draft?
     
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    He really made an impression on me. He's like the Steve Downie of Russian juniors. He's intense and nasty but he's a very powerful skater- an excellent stride and he goes into traffic with a vengeance. He lacks finish (I think he has a low panic point and loses the handle when in close) and doesn't make "wow 'em" plays when in tight though.

    He is hard to guage because he only played a few games internationally this year (to the best of my knowledge). I'd take him in the late 1st round but 2nd is more realistic- though with the new 2-year Euro signing rule who can tell?
     
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    Thanks for the response. I asked the same question to Woodlief:

     
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