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What the Canucks have in defence prospect Kirill Kudryavtsev, plus Randip Janda joins the show: Canucks Conversation
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On today’s episode of Canucks Conversation, David Quadrelli and Chris Faber went live on YouTube moments after the Canucks announced the signing of defence prospect Kirill Kudryavtsev. The 19-year-old defenceman has been playing the past two seasons in the OHL, and has put up fantastic numbers for a player the Canucks drafted in the seventh round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
As CanucksArmy’s resident prospect expert, Faber wasted little time breaking down Kudryavtsev’s game. Watch the video here:
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“Great skater, good puck mover,” said Faber. “He’s the guy who quarterbacks the power play for the Soo Greyhounds. The thing that I like about him the most is not necessarily when he hits his blue line and makes a pass from there, it’s about how quick he is at recovering a dump in and being able to quickly turn his body and look up ice and find wingers. He does a really good job of thinking the play out before it happens.
“He skates with good pace, it’s nice to see in the OHL. There’s times where he flies by guys in the OHL. He’s done this about a dozen times this season where he just bursts through anybody trying to stop him. He’s a big body, he’s 6’1, and when he gets enough speed behind him in the OHL, he’s able to just cut through people like a hot knife through butter.”
Watch the clip above to hear what else Faber said about the newly signed Canucks prospect.
Additionally, Randip Janda of Sportsnet 650 joined the show for a conversation that went over 13 minutes. The guys talked about the validity of this year’s Canucks’ coaching bump, JT Miller and Elias Pettersson’s success under Rick Tocchet, the penalty kill, and more. You can watch that interview in its entirety below!
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