German Rubtsov – Logan Couture
The first names usually thrown around regarding Rubtsov are fellow Russian centerman Pavel Datsyuk and Evgeni Kuznetsov. I’ll hold off on comparisons to the Russian magician Datsyuk for now, although recall Datsyuk was only a 6th round pick in his draft.
Regarding Kuznetsov, it is likely that Kuznetsov has a bit more flash on offense.
Perhaps the best model is Logan Couture in San Jose. A solid, smart two-way center who contributes about 60 points a year.
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