Is Yakupov really the best player [highest potential ceiling] out of the 2012 draft?
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02-26-2013, 04:01 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Montréal, QC
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My "wait it out" was more in reference to those pointing out "ZOMG YAKUPOV IS STRUGGLING" (which he really isn't). If anyone else were in the NHL and had a bad stretch of games and people jumped down on him I'd say the same thing. I don't know why you don't grasp that Yakupov still has the highest ceiling/is the best player from the draft until proven otherwise.
because you can't put 'ceiling' and 'proven' in the same ****ing sentence when comparing players.
Yakupov looks like a real solid player with room to grow - but why are you flipping out when people are choosing Galchenyuk over him 'right now'? he is playing better than Yakupov - even if it's a very small sample. this is where you contradicted yourself. you went from saying we should wait it out to Yakupov being the best.
i personally believe Rielly and Galchenyuk have a higher ceiling than Yakupov. Rielly has the potential ( read: potential ) to be an all-around no.1 defenseman who could put up numbers close to Erik Karlsson and Galchenyuk has the potential to be an all-around no.1 center who puts up more than a PPG.
will they reach that potential? who knows. it's very possible that they don't. it doesn't mean that Yakupov was drafted 1st overall that he's going to have the best career - it only means that he was the best player at the time.
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