Oilers lose 3-2 to the Stars
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02-09-2013, 08:14 PM
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It may work a bit to Yak's benefit for him to be the center piece of his line though.
Gagner and Hemsky really don't know what they're doing with Yakupov, he kinda just rides along with them.
A guy like MPS will be more apt to just give Yakupov the puck and get the hell outta the way, which can often simply be the right play to make.
Yakupov has the best shot on the team, lets use it a little more, shall we?
Not to say that this particular line combo is great (Belanger?). I think Harti and Yak should be interchangeable on that first line with RNH and Ebs.
I agree that MPS is a great 2nd line fit with Yakupov for the same reasons, we all know what harti and hall bring to the table so its always going to be a coaches tactical decision wether to add raw physicality from Harti and sacrifice speed from Hall. I also think Yakupov himself will already bring physicality to our 1st line in less of a pure rushing way than Hall does, maybe we need to switch hall and Yakupov.
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