Originally Posted by Thunder
Do you see Kucherov having succes in the NHL? His numbers in the Q are looking pretty good. Who does he compare to in terms of style and upside?
32 points in 19 games and 22 points in 13 games since being traded to Rouyn-Noranda. Not too shabby. He's a fun player to watch for sure as he sees the ice extremely well. He will fit in nicely eventually in Tampa Bay with all of the Russian prospects Stevie Y has acquired.
Playing style and upside? I would say Jiri Hudler is a decent comparable with respect to his hands/vision but Kucherov is a MUCH better/different style of skater.
Upside: 80 points but I would say he will average around 55-60 depending on his linemates