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02-13-2013, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Stoneman89 View Post
Nothing wrong with putting Yak in the PB for a game or two if need be. He's a young enthusiastic guy who has much to learn. His draft status shouldn't be a determining factor as to whether he sits a bit or not. It can work wonders for some players to give a better perspective of what's happening on the ice and give them even more inspiration. If it happened, I see him as the type of guy to use it properly.
It'd be smarter to play him with Nugent Hopkins. Our offense is not good enough to be sitting the leading goal scorer. He's a kid, he's not going to see getting moved to the press box as anything other than "I'm doing something wrong, they don't like me" no matter how it's spun.

Eberle RNH Yakupov
Hall Gagner Hemsky
MPS Belanger Harti
Smyth VV Eager

Lets try it for a game or two, can't be any worse. Getting to play with Yakupov might give Eberle + RNH a different look too and shake them out of their own funks.

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