Post Tagged with: "Russian Factor"

Doug Wilson, Nikolay Goldobin, Todd McLellan (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Why Nikolay Goldobin Could Be the Best Draft Pick of 2014

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 […]

Buchnevich is very much a boom-or-bust player like Nikolai Zherdev. (BridgetDS/Flickr)

Pavel Buchnevich – The Next Ones: NHL 2013 Draft Prospect Profile

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 […]

by · June 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Sergei Tolchinsky (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Sergei Tolchinsky – The Next Ones: NHL 2013 Draft Prospect Profile

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 […]

by · June 7, 2013 · 1 comment · NHL Entry Draft
While some NHL players dream of tee times on the local greens Ovi has other ideas about how he'll spend his summer. (Roland Peschetz/Flickr)

Valeri Nichushkin – The Next Ones: NHL 2013 Draft Prospect Profile

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 […]

by · June 7, 2013 · 1 comment · NHL Entry Draft
Anton Slepyshev: 2012 NHL Draft's offensively dynamic wild card Russian forward

Anton Slepyshev – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

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 […]

by · June 22, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Prospects
2012 Draft Eligible Nail Yakupov is one to watch on Team Russia at WJCs {Metcalfe Photography}

Nail Yakupov – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

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.

Vladislav Namestnikov sparks the offence in London (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The Russian Non-Factor – NHL Theory May Become Obsolete

“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 […]

by · August 8, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · National Juniors, Prospects