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09-05-2013, 10:41 AM
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Jimmi Jenkins
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Originally Posted by Moose Coleman View Post
Why? Yak, god love him, is pretty raw on the defensive side of things. Is he ready to take on tougher competition and zone starts and still produce? If so, great. If not, why put him in a position where he'd struggle?
He's got a significantly larger compete level and if this team is going to "push the pace" I see Yakupov being more suited to that then Hemsky.

The reigns were put on Yakupov pretty heavily last year, so I feel we really don't know what this player is defensive yet. Will he make mistakes? Hell yes, young players do that. Can he do extremely dynamic things and change the game a bit? Hell yes he can.

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