Eberle vs Yakupov
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07-11-2013, 02:41 AM
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB
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RNH plays better with Eberle and Hall and Yakupov seemed to click a bit down the stretch last year.
Divvy it up that way, add a third wheel, and which ever line produces more gets the title of "line 1".
I think this is right. I think there's probably better balance in splitting the big 4 evenly into 2 lines.
To start the year I'd like to see Hall play with Yakupov, which I guess would be the de-facto #1 line. There was serious Juggernaut potential on display in the waning days of the regular season. But I think it doesn't matter so much who plays with them - hell, you could put Gordon there. (I'd really love to see the Oilers pick up a 40pt two-way centre for the 2nd line and keep Gagner on the wing. Something in a Legwand.)
I'd like to see Yakupov on the 1st unit PP though. Or at least, I would like to see him have as much PP time as any other forward on the team.
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