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12-27-2012, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Richiebottles View Post
TBH Yak is a great fit in EDM and Gally in MTL. MTL has been looking for that number 1 center for years and we finally have one in our pipeline. Gally would just be stuck behind RNH for the rest of his career and there would be less options on the wing. Yak will mesh perfectly with RNH. Good pick for EDM IMO.
Actually all things being equal, the Oilers could use a center more then a winger. I rather have Yakupov then Galy but putting him(or Eberle) on the second line is not optimal use of their talents. All that being said I think the Oilers made the right choice, Galy might end up a better player but odds say Yakupov will be the better player.

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