Oilers should have picked Gally
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02-06-2013, 04:23 AM
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I am an Oilers fan and I admire Gally's skill, vision and playing style. With his vision, grit and strong puck possession (including calmer playing style), I think he was the one Oilers most needed in their roster. Don't get me wrong, Yakupov is a great player but I think Galchenyuk has more intangibles and has defensive responsibility (plus, stronger with the puck and grittier without the puck than Yakupov). Not to mention he is a few months younger than Yakupov
You guys are so lucky to have him.
I wasn't convinced right away he was better than Yak but it didn't take long to convince me. Galchenyuk definitely seems to have the higher long term ceiling. I'm actually surprised that Galchenyuk has looked this good so early.
Yakupov does skate like a freight train though. Incredibly powerful strides. After that though i think Galchenyuk is better in almost every other area. Shot is close between the two though.
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