Capitals prospect Kuznetsov simply stellar
CALGARY -- For NHL scouts, one of the major attractions of the annual U-20 World Jr. Championship is the quality of some highly ranked draft-eligible players taking part. In order to make the all-star rosters usually dominated by 19-year-olds, the draft eligible players have already demonstrated their skill sets to be a cut above, so they already stand out. When scouts sit in the stands to watch these games though, they want to see those young, elite talents stand out against competition that is older and often more developed than they are.
But the tournament also provides opportunities to watch the progress of players who have already been selected in the draft, and before we continue with our look at the top 2012 prospects playing in the World Juniors, it's hard to ignore the performance of a 2010 pick of the Washington Capitals that spent Tuesday night ripping the hearts out of the partisan Canadian crowd in Calgary: Evgeny Kuznetsov.
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