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07-07-2012, 05:58 AM
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Czechexpert
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Originally Posted by Zine View Post
The kid is a beast....more suited for NA hockey. Solid skills but really dominates with his size at this level. Skating needs major work.

I could see him being a Martin Hanzal type NHLer.
Hanzal has much more hockey sense and is much more skilled than Yakimov IMO. Yakimov´s hands are very average. Plus Yakimov is poor skater.
Maybe better comparison would be former Preds draft pick Shafigulin.

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