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Video- A One-Sided Fight - Alex Ovechkin vs. Andrei Svechnikov

Two bomb rights from Ovechkin.



added 8:59pm, Below is the same video in a YouTube version, just in case the above disappears.

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It’s Hitting The Wall Time For NHL Rookies Including Andrei Svechnikov

from Chip Alexander of the News & Oserver,

Is Andrei Svechnikov hitting the wall?

The proverbial wall, that is. That invisible barrier that rookies in the NHL inevitably encounter, physically and emotionally.

Svechnikov has been in the Carolina Hurricanes’ lineup since opening night. The Russian forward, the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, has gotten a lot of ice time and been constantly tested as opponents gauge both the 18-year-old’s skills and his toughness -- a blindside hit by Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals comes to mind -- while probing for weaknesses in his game....

Svechnikov shrugs off the notion that the wear and tear of the NHL season is beginning to creep in and have an effect, saying Monday, “No, physically I feel great.”

But his offensive production has slowed significantly. Svechnikov has 11 goals, tied for second among NHL rookies, but the last came New Year’s Eve against the Philadelphia Flyers. The last of his eight assists came in the Dec. 14 game against the Capitals.


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Video- Here’s A Trivia Answer You Can Use For The Next 100 Years


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Andrei Svechnikov Making An Impression On Don Waddell

from ABC11 (Raleigh),

Things keep looking better and better for the Carolina Hurricanes - new owner, general manager, head coach, and this month, they have the second pick in the NHL Draft on June 22.

On Wednesday night, we caught up with Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Don Waddell and the team's top prospect for the 2018 NHL Draft, Andrei Svechnikov.

Most 18-year-olds have college on their minds but Svechnikov is trying to impress the Canes GM....

"These kinds of players don't come along that often," Waddell said. "That's why you have to be careful thinking about can we do better in the draft if we do something else. He's a special player and he could make a big impact and be a part of this progress as we move forward for a long time."

The Canes met Svechnikov at the NHL combine and then brought him to Raleigh to learn more about him as a person....

Waddell said if they are able to draft the Russian star, he will join the roster immediately.

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All Andrei Svechnikov

from Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com,

Andrei Svechnikov, No. 1 in NHL Central Scouting's final list of North American skaters eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft, has benefitted watching his older brother go through the draft process on his way to becoming an NHL player....

Do you think you can play in the NHL next season?

"I could never be 100 percent certain, but I'm pretty sure I will. I think I have everything for the NHL, like my speed, shot and I can play a physical game. I can play in any situation, and enjoy playing on the penalty kill just as much as playing on the power play."

There's a good chance you may be selected by the Carolina Hurricanes, who hold the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. Do you have any thoughts on Carolina?

"That's a team that looks like they're on the way up. They have a lot of good young players, and that suits me well. I will be honored to be selected by any NHL team; it's my dream. I watched my brother get drafted, and it was great. It's something I've dreamed for my whole life."


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