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11-13-2012, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Flying High View Post
I'm going to disagree with your assessment of Yakupov Grind. He's an explosive skater, and hes got the Stamkos ability to find open space in the slot and a lethal shot. Good passes too. Not too impressed with his defence at all. I think he'll score 40 in the NHL. I think he'll be better than Hall or Eberle career wise, but not as good as RNH.
I don't mind Yakupov, but I have yet to see anything that would make me rate him as Hall's equal let alone a better player. Hall at a younger age was a far more dominant player who always brought it in big games and pressure situations. Back to back memorial cup MVP's and was much more dominant in the WJC at the same age. Yakupov ha sent shown that he is a big game player yet and until he does I wouldn't rate him as close to Hall.

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