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11-08-2012, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MastuhNinks View Post
I feel like people thinking Hamilton > Yakupov, or even that he is equal, need to remember a guy named David Rundblad.
He got the 'hockeys future prospect of the year' treatment, he was the SEL defender of the year (far more prestigious than a junior award) with one of the most dominant seasons in the history of the league. He was hyped like crazy, he was (and is) considered an excellent defensive prospect, probably moreso than Hamilton, and what was he worth? A highly underachieving 3rd overall pick who wanted out of town. Oh no wait, his former team actually had to add a 2nd round pick to that trade.
If you think for a second that Hamilton is equal to Yakupov, someone who was just drafted 1st overall, and is scoring above a point per game in the best hockey league in the World playing right now, you're crazy.
Anyone who believes that 2012 top ten draft even comes close to 2011, is both drunk and crazy. Yakupov would not have been drafted top 4 last year, and Hamilton certainly would not have dropped to #9 this year. It's all relative.

2011 NHL draft Hopkins-Landeskog-Huberdeau-Larsson-Strome-Zibanejad-Scheifele-Couturier-Hamilton-Brodin.

2012 NHL draft Yakupov-Murray-Galchenyuk-Reinhart-Rielly-Lindholm-Dumba-Pouliot-Trouba-Forsberg.

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