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02-08-2013, 07:41 PM
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Habsrback
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We can't blame Oilers' management. Yakupov was ranked #1 and Gally hadn't played for an entire season...but their scouts should have asked themselves how an 18 year old who missed an entire season could have been ranked #4...unless this was a player of exception.

Gally's pick was a calculated risk by Bergevin, but I am not sure who he would have picked if the Habs had the #1, even though he said publicly that Gally was his man regardless of the pick. I just think that as at last June, there was more certainty as far as what Yakupov was bringing than Gally because of his missed season.

I do agree that Gally brings the entire package, and on top of this as a center, but Yakupov will also be a star player in that league.

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