The impact on our organization acquiring both Yakupov and Schultz
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10-27-2012, 08:10 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
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I think Yakupov.
There's still a large learning curve for any rookie in the NHL being a d-man even with the added development years Schultz has.
Yakupov is going to get to play with RNH or Hemsky probably full stop. With his toolset he's going to cause some damage for sure.
agree... yakupov is setup much better than schultz is
schultz will probably be forced into a top-4 role before he is ready... this on top of the fact that defence takes a long time to master... he'll likely do some damage on the PP and look pretty bad at ES
yakupov on the other hand, has almost a perfect scenario to walk into... he's not under pressure to lead the team in scoring or anything... will get to play on the PP and 2nd line with skilled players.... won't be expected to play much defence either ..... forwards almost always progress faster as well
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