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Author: ( 04/22/2006
U18 Four Nations Tournament (Nov. 2005) - Russian Player Performance Evaluations Part 5: Anton Glovatsky, Artem Anisimov, Ilya Kablukov

2006 U18 4 Nations Tournament (88 born)

Artem Anisimov celebrating after winning the gold medals at the U18 4 Nations Tournament in Mytische, Russia (Photo Source: Yana Strauss)
U18 Four Nations Tournament (Nov. 10th - Nov. 12th; Slovakia)
Russian Player Pefromance Evaluations Part 5: Anton Glovatsky, Artem Anisimov, Ilya Kablukov

Anton Glavatsky, RW (2006 NHL Entry Draft Eligible)

Played a finesse style in the opener against Germany .. the flashy waterbug could take advantage of his speed, but showed that the Germans could get under his skin when they played his body .. his traffic play was an issue with him all tournament long .. bounced back with a slightly better game against Czech Republic, but was overshadowed by Vadim Golubtsov in the role of the flashy speedster .. didn't show a significant commitment to defense and floated on the periphery .. his SKAting skills were evident in the final game against Slovakia, but was hurt on the defensive side .. didn't perform in the slot as often as needed which cost his team possible goals off rebounds.

Artem Anisimov, C (2006 NHL Entry Draft Eligible)
Didn't meet the expectations of bouncing back put on him after the average showing at the tournament in August despite leading Russia in assists (3 assists) .. couldn't stand out in any of the three games and turned out to be a sleepwalking forward .. filled the defensive duties conscientiously in the opener against Germany, but the rest of his game was missing .. couldn't think the game fast enough to be effective in the contest against Czech Republic despite getting secondary assists on Alexander Vasyunov goals .. showed only a few shifts where he would dish out a smart accurate pass and faded .. couldn't catch the pace of the final contest against Slovakia and failed to keep his feet moving .. hardly made any noticeable use of his size .. didn't crash the net as needed and often ended up in the corner .. would be a complete bust at the tournament if it wasn't for his solid defensive awareness.

Ilya Kablukov, C (2006 NHL Entry Draft Eligible)
Showed a gangly stride and was hurt by a lack of elite top-end speed in the opening game against Germany .. focused on filling a playmaking role and was always looking for the open teammate .. didn't show significant spirit when battling in the defensive zone .. slightly upgraded on his performance during the second game against Czech Republic .. showed decent smarts and a precise timing of his passes .. proved that he needs to pick up on his acceleration as he couldn't keep up with the fastest players .. an average factor in the third game against Slovakia .. tried to be creative and set up his wingers, but the plays he created were turned aside by the Slovak defense.

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