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01-31-2013, 09:56 AM
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Sundinisagod
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Originally Posted by Lessy View Post
I'd like to hear people's logic for what has happened to justify taking Galchenyuk over Yakupov 7 months after Yakupov was the definition of a consensus #1 pick. Don't get me wrong Galchenyuk has rebounded very nicely from his injury but he hasn't outplayed Yakupov this year by much, if at all. Yakupov has proven to be too good for the CHL in his underage season and in his draft year. We can debate whether Gally's stats in the OHL are more impressive than Yak's in the KHL but at least we can say they're comparable. People also like to point out their WJC performances and while Yakupov looked awful at times they ended up with identical stat lines. Now in the NHL, Yakupov has 4 goals in his first 6 games. Galchenyuk is the center which is nice but he's not #1 yet in a redraft.

Waits for people to bring up the position played advantage.
That's a lot of what it comes down to. That and the fact that Galchenyuk is healthy and has his mojo back, those two factors certainly close the gap between them. Who's to say that Galchenyuk wouldn't have been the 1st overall had he not been sidelined for the entire season?

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