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07-02-2013, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Turrican View Post
Hey tovariches,

What can you guys tell me about these two future russian superstars?

As an Oiler fan, I want to know what we can expect and what potential they have, if you guys have watched them.
I remember Anton from the WJC, and he was pretty amazing.
And Yakimov and him were both the top Russian scorers from an U-18 tourney too.

As you saw, Slepyshev is very quick on his skates and a slick stickhandler. He scores a lot of goals. I think he is a good prospect for the Oilers.

Yakimov is big, strong, and has excellent balance on his skates for his size. He handles the puck well, has a strong shot from in close, and I thought he played well enough in the Subway Series to have a good shot at making last year's World Junior team. It will be really interesting to see how well he progresses this season. There is a good chance he will be on the World Junior team in Finland.

Good luck to the Oilers this season!

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