Thread: Post-Game Talk: Oilers lose 4-3 in SO
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03-21-2013, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Hemskyfanboy83 View Post
People are always complaining about Yakupov, but I wonder if Krueger's treatment won't benefit him in the long run.

RNH and Eberle were treated with kid gloves, and everything was so easy for them. Not sure that was the best thing for them as they have seemed to stall this year. Hall was as well, but he is so driven so it is easy for him to motivate himself to improve.

By making things tough on Yakupov, hopefully he will be able to use his frustrations as motivation to improve. It seems to have worked for Gagner. He had a very tough road and seemed to have different line-mates every day. There were many frustrating moments but he just kept fighting through it and is now a core piece of this team.
I think Yakupov's personality is a lot closer to Hall's than RNH or Eberle's though.

He doesn't seem like a guy who would ever have a problem with motivation.

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