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11-13-2012, 11:02 AM
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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 think you are referring to my comments on Yakupov.
I don't know what he will become, he's got the junior numbers to show that he should be a top NHL player. He's also put up some decent numbers in a limited number of games in the KHL.
IMO, he hasn't done much in this series. I've read a million excuses on the Oilers board. Travel, line-mates, coaching, extra attention, junior coach passing away, etc. At the end of the day, besides two gift goals, he hasn't done much. Or I should say, he hasn't done as much or looked as good as a 1st overall, future Stamkos / Tavares, HF darling should look IMO.
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