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11-15-2012, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
I honesty think Yakupov is a guy who will not only score but also make his teammates better as well. He's underrated (well maybe not quite as much anymore) for his playmaking abilities.

I can easily see him as a 40-40 type player and then moving up to the 50-50 zone as well eventually. I can see him becoming the #2 playmaker on the Oilers behind only RNH and the best goalscorer as well. Yes, I know Hall and Eberle will have something to say about that as well but the internal competition will motivate and push each other imo... which should be fun to watch.

I know every player does better with great teammates but I think even moreso with a guy like Yak who'll be lethal with guys he can give and go with once they get to know each others patterns and positioning on the ice.
100 point scorer? really yakupov is malkin level? crosby level? seriously? jesus we know we have a good thing but cmon...

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