Thread: Nail Yakupov
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01-04-2013, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Siberian View Post
Yakupov doesn't have the size. He is too small for this type of style. He seriously duplicates Ovechkin's game but Ovy has may be 5 inches on him. I am surprised how NHL scouts can be this dumb. The whole draft related to the Russians was a gong show. There should have been no way that a talented center with such size should have slipped to 11th pick where top pick Yakupov should have been a second or may be late first round pick considering the risk that smallish players barely make it big in the NHL.
This has to be a joke. Eberle is 5'11 and just scored 76 points in the NHL and Yak is more talented than him. I really liked Grigorenko and thought he should have went in the top 5-8 in the draft but coming up to such ridiculous conclusions after so few games is asinine. The question isn't whether Yakupov makes the NHL, it's whether he can score 50 goals there.

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