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    Rangers Draft [RW] Robin Kovacs 3rd Rd (62nd) Pick



    Name: Robin Kovacs
    Position: RW
    Shoots: Left
    Current Team: AIK (HockeyAllsvenskan)

    Hockey's Future Profile: N/A

    http://lastwordonsports.com/2015/06/...-robin-kovacs/

    Robin Kovacs is an excellent skater. He has very good top end speed and excellent acceleration. He can beat defenders wide and then cut hard to the net. Kovacs also likes to play the dump and chase game, chipping pucks by defenders at the blue line and then getting in quickly on the puck in the corner. With his speed, he is able to throw absolutely huge hits when doing this. Kovacs also has very good agility and edge work. One on one he can utilize a variety of moves to get around a defender, and his ability to change speeds and accelerate into an opening once one is created is a huge strength. Kovacs could stand to add some lower body muscle to be stronger on the puck and more balanced though.

    Robin Kovacs is an excellent stickhandler. He is able to control the puck and make slick plays while moving at top speed, or utilizing his great skating ability. This means he can be extremely dangerous off the rush. Add in a hard and accurate wrist shot, and its easy to see where he led the Allvenskan in goals by a junior aged player. He could use a little work on getting his wrist shot off faster, especially when playing in traffic though. Kovacs can be a good playmaker with the ability to pass the puck through small openings in the defense. He never takes a shift off in the offensive zone, and he’s shown his willingness to battle for pucks along the boards, or to be involved in battles in front of the net. Kovacs could stand to add muscle to win more of these battles though. He is the type of agitator who always finds himself in the middle of a post whistle scrum.
    Kovacs could be a top six winger in the NHL, but will need time to develop. His style is similar to Nazem Kadri, though this is a stylistic comparison only and not one based on talent level.

    http://www.isshockey.com/iss-hockey-...g-and-falling/

    Robin Kovacs (AIK IF, SweAl) – He’s not the player that should carry the team but he does at times. Competes with and without the puck, holds his own. Quick release and always a scoring threat.
    http://www.tsn.ca/robin-kovacs-right-wing-1.293924

    He gets around the net and has a good touch and understanding how to get in position to get good opportunities and take advantage. He has a good shot but with improved speed and quickness, it can become more dangerous because defenders will have to respect his ability to beat them 1-on-1.
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    I'm excited about him. A couple of European scouts I follow on Twitter feel he has a lot of potential. To lead his team in scoring as a teenager was also impressive.
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    Sounds like a Carl Hagelin clone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rome 2.0 View Post
    Sounds like a Carl Hagelin clone.
    Feistier and more talented though.

    Gut wants to say closer to Fast when he was drafted, but more of a scorer. Definitely more offensive potential than Fast too.

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    The rangers have a knack of picking very well in the mid rounds. This kid seems like he could be another gem if all goes right

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    seems like Hags but with more sneer

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    Probably my favorite pick... safest bet to make it to the NHL imo and be a good player. Upside not as high as some of the first rounders, but seems like what from I read and seen of him he's got top 6 upside for sure. Skilled player that battles very hard

    Not really sure I would compare him to Hagelin. Hagelin was all speed and not much else. Kovacs is more skilled and sees the ice better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slobberknocker View Post
    seems like Hags but with more sneer
    Hags with more snarl is....a rare combination.
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    Talked to a consultant with Malmo this morning and he said Kovacs was a 3rd round steal. He watched AIK half a dozen times and Kovacs was best player on ice in every game.

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    Our European forward draft picks tend to end up with really good upside. I'm excited to see what he does in prospect camp. He could start in the AHL as soon as next season, so we'll see where he ends up.

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    If Kovacs were to come over and play CHL hockey for a season (not sure why he would), his rights were drafted by the North Bay Battalion of the OHL. Pretty sure that's where Evgeny Grachev played in Junior.

    Daniel Bernhardt was selected by the London Knights.

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    Grachev played for Brampton Battalion, they moved to North Bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    Grachev played for Brampton Battalion, they moved to North Bay.
    Yup. Where Duchene made the over-ager look like a superstar.

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    Duchene and Hodgson

    Whaddya mean over-ager? He won rookie of the year!!! lol

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    I still roll my eyes when I hear anybody use the phrase "he already has an NHL shot."

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    I have an NHL shot too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    Duchene and Hodgson

    Whaddya mean over-ager? He won rookie of the year!!! lol
    I'll presume this is witty sarcasm lol. You're too smart for it to be otherwise.

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    "He already has a shot at the NHL" would be mo betta to hear.
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    How can you not like this kid? Look how he dresses!

    http://www.blueshirtsunited.com/vide...g-part-rangers

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    Quote Originally Posted by torontonyr View Post
    How can you not like this kid? Look how he dresses!

    http://www.blueshirtsunited.com/vide...g-part-rangers

    Well.. It's not two leather jackets but not bad either.

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