Thread: Prospect Info: Tell me about Nail Yakupov
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04-11-2012, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by thadd View Post
Man... Toronto has to go with BPA and if that happened I'd actually feel bad for Leafs fans. One more year without their potential first line center.

I'd seriously be scratching my head if Columbus drafted Galchenyuk. But hey, nobody said that Larsson or Landeskog were going to go as early as they did last year... well... very few people did.
A lot of people were surprised with the Johansson pick too (he went probably 3-4 spots higher than most people thought) ... I could see this being a similar move.

Raw talent, he probably is second to Yakupov, maybe even close, he isn't "strictly" Russian as he was born technically in the USA and does play for the USA in international events I believe, he's an electric forward, Columbus already got Jack Johnson for Carter and may be able to land more NHL ready d-men for Nash too.

So I could see it, definitely.

Plus Both Yakupov and Galy are reportedly have very high end work ethics.

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