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01-02-2013, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by zeus3007 View Post
I think Yakupov has shown that he is more likely to be a superstar than Coutourier, and that includes a year in the NHL for that latter and only KHL and junior experience for the former.
But thats not what we are talking about. A 60pt C is not a superstar. I don't see how you could possibly argue that Yak has shown enough that you could comfortably say he turns into a perennial 40+ goal scorer and Couts has only shown that he can be a defensive, 30+ pt, 3rd line C. Again, I'm not arguing that Yakupov isn't the better player in the long run just that as of right now there is nothing to support that the difference between them is leaps and bounds.

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