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10-31-2012, 09:36 AM
Habs Icing
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Rust or no rust, I'm getting the feeling that his one year lay-off may have been the best thing to happen to the Habs.

That lay-off may have disguised the possibility that he may be the best player from the 2012 draft. Considering he was 3rd overall and it wasn't a strong draft, we didn't get such a huge bonus. But it may turn out to be a bonus anyway.

I see a parallel between Ovehkin & Malkin and Yakupov & Gally.

Ovy was considered the superior talent when compared to Malkin in juniors but so far Malkin has disproved that.

And I think something similar will develop between Yakupov & Gally. If it wasn't for the injury I'm sure it would have been a 1a and 1b situation between those two and when you add the fact that Gally's game will probably have more endurance than Yakupov, I think the Habs may have come away winners.

This kid is the real thing. I suspect he'll end the season either leading the league or in the top three.

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