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05-29-2013, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
Speaking of limited much did you get to watch Yakimov play? Just the Super Series?

Anyway...I wouldn't call Yakimov a ND but I wouldn't pick him before round 5 for exactly the same reason as Carey Price said. You're looking at a guy whose ceiling is likely a 3rd/4th line grinder, and he's over in Russia. Why take the gamble?
Exactly...I don't know a lot of Russians that will come play in the NHL for half the money. Not just ELC but in their prime. Unless you think a guy has legit 1st or 2nd line potential you pass on Russians in the draft.

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