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11-14-2012, 01:14 PM
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Vikingstad
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Originally Posted by SDK View Post
Yakupov plays a lot like Gaborik.
Agree, he is the type that will go in with speed and use his quick hard and accurate release to beat goaltenders clean just like gaborik does.

Evidence of his quick release has been seen in many of his goals in the KHL.

EDIT: I think hes basically a Gaborik with more creativity. Gaborik doesnt try the fancy stuff very often, where ive seen Nail try it more. Its not like Yak tries to dangle all his opponents, he just has that tool and sometimes puts it to use.

Saw an example of his creativity when in the last game of the super series against the OHL, he got the puck away from an OHL player and instead of passing it off or trying to skate away, he did a spin off the check and im pretty sure he put it between the OHL players legs, and then backed off to set up the play.

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