Thread: Value of: Yakupov
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12-10-2013, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Liferleafer View Post
Can you tell me why we all have to accept that Yak will be a star because we can't evaluate him on his young carreer, yet in the same breath, we should just accept that Larrson is topped out in his progression?

The last thing an Oilers fan should be worrying about is offensive production from their D. Your forward group can score plenty.....your defense needs to worry about keeping the puck out of the net.
A top pairing D needs to be able to play big minutes and move the puck well and put up points. A defensive only D that can't contribute on the offensive side isn't going to be worth giving up a player with the potential of a Yakupov.

Originally Posted by Darth Milbury View Post
Ryan McDonagh has only scored in that range once, as I recall.
A valid example, although one could say his lack of production is because of the style of the team he plays on. Besides, I don't see Rangers fans jumping at the idea of a Yakupov for McDonagh deal.

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