Thread: Prospect Info: Tell me about Nail Yakupov
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04-11-2012, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Wheatking View Post
That's my point. As a 17 year old(the age of most players in their draft year) he was about on par with Hall, RNH, Stamkos, Tavares and Seguin(all in the 104-106 point range). So before the WJC when he had 21 goals/53 points in 26 games(a 55 goal/140 point pace over the same 69 games RNH played in his draft year), I wasn't getting caught up in the "generational talent" talk because he was just doing what he probably should be as an 18 year old of his skill level in junior.
Yes, he would of been on par with those guys, but on par as the youngest out of all of them. You have to give him some credit for doing it as a rookie in the OHL as a 16/17 year old. Who knows what he would of produced this year if healthy, 115 - 130 points is my guess, pretty huge no matter when he was born.

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