Is Yakupov really the best player [highest potential ceiling] out of the 2012 draft?
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02-26-2013, 06:24 PM
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There is probably no point in debating Yakupov vs Galchenyuk since I doubt that the debate would be unbiased. And for the record, until the Oilers won the lottery I wanted Galchenyuk above anyone else. I still would have taken him at #2. But one thing I will say for sure is that Yakupov is most definitely not soft.
You're right. I apologize. Yakupov is not soft. Perhaps undersized would have been a better word. He's not afraid of contact so to speak, but with his small stature he can't throw his body around like I'm sure he wants to, and is used to, which certainly limits his effectiveness in the physical department.
And FYI I used to live in Edmonton, so I follow the Oilers quite closely, they are near to my heart. We could definitely have the discussion without me being biased, I swear. But let's just leave it at they are both awesome players with awesome futures. As long as Yakupov keeps working on his game, that is.
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