With the 27th pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the San Jose Sharks selected right wing Nikolay Goldobin. The Sharks traded down from the 20th overall pick with the […]
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Pavel Buchnevich THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 4/17/1995 Place of birth: Cherepovets, Russia Ht: 6’1″ Wt: 176 lbs Shoots: Left Position: LW/C/RW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2013 THW The Next Ones Rankings (January […]
If Sergei Tolchinsky were just a few inches taller, he’d be in the discussion as a first round pick. What he lacks in height he makes up for in skill […]
We’ve seen it countless times. In every draft there is always that one special, talented player who could be in the discussion for 1st overall pick if it weren’t for […]
Anton Slepyshev THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 5/13/1994 Place of birth: Penza, RUS Ht: 6’2″ Wt: 187 Shoots: Right Position: LW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 1st year eligible THW Final […]
Nail Yakupov THW Close-Up:
Nail Yakupov. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Taylor Hall. John Tavares. Steven Stamkos.
Detailed hockey analytics are not required to decipher the connection between the above five hockey players.
No matter how hockey media and the experts tried to convince hockey fans, there was ultimately no doubt as to who would get drafted first overall in the past four drafts. Nail Yakupov looks to make it five years running that this trend continues.
“Because a player is from Russia, will their draft stock drop?” – Is this still a valid question? For many years this has been the case with the likes of […]