|New York Islanders|
|Written by Yas Guthe|
May, 2012 - Petrov has decided to remain in Russia for another year. A big influence on that decision - his mother is quite ill. - Dobber
April, 2012- Petrov has great size and is a good skater as well. He could use it on a more consistent basis but, overall he is a dynamic offensive threat. He has good vision yet sometimes his creativity leads to unneeded turnovers. The hometown Kazan forward posted 29 points in 52 KHL games in 2011-2012 , which is a good sign that he is coming into his own offensively. Unlike most Russian-born talents these days, Petrov decided to develop his game in his homeland instead of coming over one of the Canadian major junior leagues. His decision makes him harder to gauge for NHL scouts as well as for fantasy hockey. However with his size and ability, he could be a solid NHL player but will need even more time to get used to North American-sized ice. One of the major question marks is his defensive play which could hold him back from making a jump to the NHL soon. His current contract with Kazan has now expired so the Islanders will look to get him to come compete in training camp. He probably will be in the AHL next year, assuming he comes over and may get some NHL stints as well. There is a remote possibility that he makes the NHL roster immediately and creates a big splash. However, Petrov most likely is at least two years away from producing near his potential in the NHL.
Fantasy Outlook: B-
Petrov is an exciting blend of talent and size. Needs to compete in North America to determine how far he has truly developed.
Kirill Petrov scores the GWG:
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 May 2012 15:54|