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01-24-2013, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by ohheyhemsky View Post
Is it just me, or does Yakupov look lost our there 90% of the time. That, and his stick handling is choppy, along with his skating and his timing seems a bit off.


I'm not throwing him under the bus this early, but I'm just seeing if anyone else has noticed this.

The nerves must be hitting him a lot harder than they seem to be hitting J. Schultz.
His linemates are two players who have had a hard time developing chemistry with anyone in their time as Oilers. It's not surprising they aren't meshing well 5 on 5. Both he and Hemsky seem to want to be able to get the puck with speed and lug it up ice, they both play like rovers out there.

He doesn't look comfortable on the LW IMO. But hey as long as it makes our top sniper a better defensive player then who cares right? MacT would approve of it for sure.

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