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Enigmatic Yakupov and The Bounce Back
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08-16-2014, 09:31 PM
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He wasn't trying to do it all alone, he would constantly be left without passing options because most of the forwards on the team would leave the zone before possession of the puck was even close to being acquired. The Oiler's struggled all year with their inability and unwillingness to play a supportive team game, a game that essentially forced every player to try to carry the puck or make low percentage long range passes.
Nor was Yakupov even close to being one of the worst offenders on the team when it came to puck hogging and making too many moves.
Also, the team had no system that was being utilized. Eakins was a moron last year and had no clue what he was doing
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