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lakai17 01-05-2013 01:59 PM

Start your franchise with Yakupov or Couturier?
 
You are a GM and get to select one, which player do you select?

I realize one is a center and one is a winger, some believe it's the main factor for their own reasons, here we go :clap:

No need to argue, we all have our own opinions and I want to know yours.

Le Magnifique 66 01-05-2013 02:06 PM

Nail Yakupov

Machinehead 01-05-2013 02:08 PM

Another fishing poll :shakehead

Yakupov easily. You know it as well as I do.

The Big Unit 01-05-2013 02:09 PM

Yakupov

Saving Greiss 01-05-2013 02:11 PM

Sidney Crosby or Sam Gagner - who do you start your franchise with?

KawaYui 01-05-2013 02:11 PM

Yakupov easily

Sasso09 01-05-2013 02:15 PM

Give me couturier, very close though... Yakupov has much higher ceiling while I see couturier being a winner, like a Bergeron type do it all player. Yak has more bust potential. And like you said, you unil teams around centers.

Kezia 01-05-2013 02:16 PM

Couturier.

Yakupov seems limited to rush offense.

Prairie Habs 01-05-2013 02:19 PM

If given the chances offensively I think Couturier could be a Toews clone and I value that higher than a small, offense only winger.

Sasso09 01-05-2013 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Superunknown94 (Post 57140139)
Sidney Crosby or Sam Gagner - who do you start your franchise with?

The fact that I dont know who "Crosby" is in your analogy hints that this is far off... Is pretty much an even poll IMO.

lakai17 01-05-2013 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Machinehead (Post 57140043)
Another fishing poll :shakehead

Yakupov easily. You know it as well as I do.

most real fans of the game know this poll should be somewhat close :dunno:

Sasso09 01-05-2013 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lakai17 (Post 57140475)
most real fans of the game know this poll should be somewhat close :dunno:

Personally I think it's one of the better polls I've seen

MessierII 01-05-2013 02:23 PM

Yakupovs ceiling is way too high to not take him considering they're both, generally speaking, unknowns at this point.

WhiteLight 01-05-2013 02:23 PM

Hard to say because we haven't seen what Yakupov can do in the NHL. But I'll go with Couturier, he's a beast.

Kershaw 01-05-2013 02:23 PM

Yakupov AINEC.

I expect him to be Kovalchuk-lite, while Couturier will be Jordan Staal-lite.

WhiteLight 01-05-2013 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tortorella (Post 57140593)
Yakupov AINEC.

I expect him to be Kovalchuk-lite, while Couturier will be Jordan Staal-lite.

Or Toews lite. Toews lite > Kovalchuk lite.

Couturier has 60-70 point and Selke potential.

maroon 6 01-05-2013 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MandyAlwaysKnows (Post 57140635)
Or Toews lite. Toews lite > Kovalchuk lite.

Couturier has 60-70 point and Selke potential.

So you mean Kesler?

Kershaw 01-05-2013 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MandyAlwaysKnows (Post 57140635)
Or Toews lite. Toews lite > Kovalchuk lite.

Couturier has 60-70 point and Selke potential.

I'd take Kovalchuk over Toews, but I might be in the minority in this one.

MessierII 01-05-2013 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MandyAlwaysKnows (Post 57140635)
Or Toews lite. Toews lite > Kovalchuk lite.

Couturier has 60-70 point and Selke potential.

If you want to use absolute ceilings then Yakupovs is that of a 50 goal scorer and I take a 50 goal scorer over the player you just described.

WhiteLight 01-05-2013 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maroon 6 (Post 57140685)
So you mean Kesler?

No. Kesler had 40 goals and 70+ points.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tortorella (Post 57140701)
I'd take Kovalchuk over Toews, but I might be in the minority in this one.

Toews > Kovalchuk. Negligible difference offensively. Not so negligible defensively.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MessierII (Post 57140771)
If you want to use absolute ceilings then Yakupovs is that of a 50 goal scorer and I take a 50 goal scorer over the player you just described.

Well, he doesn't have 50 goal potential.

Sasso09 01-05-2013 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MessierII (Post 57140771)
If you want to use absolute ceilings then Yakupovs is that of a 50 goal scorer and I take a 50 goal scorer over the player you just described.

There were two 50 goal scorers last year..... I think it would be more appropritate to call him a potential 40 guy.

Vankiller Whale 01-05-2013 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MessierII (Post 57140771)
If you want to use absolute ceilings then Yakupovs is that of a 50 goal scorer and I take a 50 goal scorer over the player you just described.

Bingo.

Jack de la Hoya 01-05-2013 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MessierII (Post 57140771)
If you want to use absolute ceilings then Yakupovs is that of a 50 goal scorer and I take a 50 goal scorer over the player you just described.

If yakupov has 50 goal potential, then couturier has a significantly higher offensive ceiling than 60-70 points, IMO.

I'll take Couturier because of his superior two-way play. I also think he is better suited to making his teammates better. Yakupov is incredibly dynamic, but from the little I've seen(highlights and WJC), he's a bit of a one-man band.

Sasso09 01-05-2013 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MandyAlwaysKnows (Post 57140867)
No. Kesler had 40 goals and 70+ points.



Toews > Kovalchuk. Negligible difference offensively. Not so negligible defensively.



Well, he doesn't have 50 goal potential.

Toews is my fav player but to call the offensive advantage that kovy has over him " negligible" is a bit unfair... But overall I do prefer Toews

Sasso09 01-05-2013 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tortorella (Post 57140593)
Yakupov AINEC.

I expect him to be Kovalchuk-lite, while Couturier will be Jordan Staal-lite.

hmm I feel Couturier will certainly pass Jordan Staal.. Let alone a Staal-Lite.... Lol I see him more like an Eric/Jordan mix... May not be quite as good defensively as Jordan but it will be close and not quite as good as Eric offensively but close


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