Gustav Nyquist has finally arrived

Darren Kennedy

2013-11-30

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If you are interested in Gustav Nyquist and Nikita Kucherov, you better act quickly.



I used to be bit skeptical of Detroit's legendary penchant for finding superstar talent in the late rounds of drafts. If they knew that Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datysuk were destined to become cornerstone players then why the heck would they risk letting them fall to 210th  and 171st.

I intentionally say that in the past tense because I've had the chance to take in a few Red Wings games this year and have been so impressed with both Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist. Today I want to talk about Nyquist, due in part to the fact he is an uber skilled forward, and largely because I just nabbed him in my pool and want as much positive propaganda out there as possible (to boost his value…. kidding, kind of… muhaha)

His road to the NHL was becoming a bit of a punch line – not many players have absolutely torn up the AHL for two straight seasons (118 points in 114 games) only to be sent back down again for a third trip. But, the team had cap woes, self inflicted mind you, from a Danny Cleary signing and had no room for Nyquist on the roster.