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05-13-2013, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 5RingsAndABeer View Post
If you take context into consideration, Yakupov's totals are the most impressive (by far). He started the season with offensively inept linemates. When he was put on lines with solid players, he produced at a fantastic rate. Of course, Galchenyuk didn't get the same PP opportunities that Yakupov did, so he could have improved his totals as well.
He played with Gagner and Hemsky for the first month. You might have a case for Hemsky who still doesn't understand how the blueline rules work in the category of "inept", but Gagner was a point per game then. But Yak was playing offwing also, a role he clearly didn't feel comfortable in as he looked out of place the entire time.

It was later he was dropped to the 3rd line with the plugs, which resulted in a not at all surprising drought in offense.

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