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11-25-2012, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Zathronas View Post
Ok, I understand where your coming from. You could say that as he was drafted 1st in the ohl and 3rd in the nhl, he had to catch up. I don't, did it affect his draft ranking? sure! good thing for us.

I think we have a disconnect in our statements. Do I see a lateness in his development? yes I do, but not on his potential. Which is the point I was trying to make.

I think that the only reason Yakupov was first and Galchenyuk was third is the perception that Yakupov was nhl ready and Galchenyuk was not. ( I tend to agree)

Potential-wise, I see them as equals. (Maybe even a smidge better to Galchenyuk with his size)
We're definitely not on the same page. My only concern was over his development, I have never questioned his potential, injury, and talent level.

Galchenyuk certainly could emerge as the better player, but I'd still have to go with Yakupov. Too premature to make any definitive statements.

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