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01-24-2013, 08:41 AM
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Tarasenko will be better over the next couple of seasons.

Long term, I'll take Yakupov's game breaking speed and world class shot.

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01-24-2013, 09:23 AM
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Tarasenko for me.

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01-24-2013, 11:01 AM
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To me Tarasenko is like watching Hossa, whereas Nail is like watching Stamkos.

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01-24-2013, 11:12 AM
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To me Tarasenko is like watching Hossa, whereas Nail is like watching Stamkos.
Good comparisons.

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01-24-2013, 11:16 AM
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pretty close, but yak for me, hes more consistent player

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01-24-2013, 11:21 AM
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pretty close, but yak for me, hes more consistent player
Hm, more consistent where? In CHL?

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01-24-2013, 11:31 AM
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Hm, more consistent where? In CHL?
Yeah... that was a weird justification.

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01-24-2013, 11:33 AM
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Hm, more consistent where? In CHL?
its not matter of his playing history but of my perception of him. and i see yak as a better and more consistent player it in the future

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01-24-2013, 11:40 AM
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Tarasenko.

I'm a blues fan, so call me biased, but he brings energy that yak just doesnt have.
I agree with you on Tarasenko being the smarter pick, but Yak has no energy? Have you watched him play? Sometimes he has too much.

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01-24-2013, 01:38 PM
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Tarasenko.

I'm a blues fan, so call me biased, but he brings energy that yak just doesnt have.
Maybe more hockey sense or some other factors, but energy 100% goes to Yakupov, this guys cellys in practice even

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01-24-2013, 01:40 PM
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To me Tarasenko is like watching Hossa, whereas Nail is like watching Stamkos.
I can agree with this. Yakupov just has to learn to shoot more and where to go on the ice without the puck like Stammer does.

Krueger should force yakupov to watch 50 hours of Stamkos's shifts

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01-25-2013, 12:01 AM
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Tarasenko notched another one tonight. He came charging in on an offensive zone line change and beat Rinne after catching a slick pass from Steen. I love watching this kid play. Whats more impressive is that he's extremely good defensively, as well. Time will tell if he can keep it up and play consistently, but right now he's amazing to watch, and easily been the blues best, most dynamic forward.

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01-25-2013, 12:14 AM
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I agree with you on Tarasenko being the smarter pick, but Yak has no energy? Have you watched him play? Sometimes he has too much.
I don't think he's saying Yakupov has NO energy, but that Tarasenko has more. I'll wait until they've established themselves more to make a judgement like that (and even then, I may think it's a weird comparison), but Tarasenko absolutely has a feistiness and explosiveness that can make many other players look sedate. Pretty much all I've seen of Yakupov so far is this year's WJC and I didn't see the same thing at all - but I'm the first one to dismiss a small sample size.

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01-25-2013, 12:21 AM
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I would take Nailadimir Tarasenkupov AINEC.

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01-25-2013, 12:25 AM
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I would take Nailadimir Tarasenkupov AINEC.
Ahh, finally the correct answer!

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01-25-2013, 12:35 AM
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Naildimir Yakusenko imo

no energy

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01-25-2013, 12:37 AM
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Obviously someone like this needs to bring more energy. Look at him. All he did was glide. He's so lazy.

If you watched him playing for Sarnia you'd know that being feisty and playing with a lot of energy was a big part of Nail's game.

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01-25-2013, 12:43 AM
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what have you done for me lately

Remember how highly touted Yakupov was on these boards? Now his potential has already been defined.
You act as if Yak is being compared to a 24 year old undrafted free agent...Vlad has been highly touted since his draft year and he has done nothing but improve his stock since draft day...People thinking Vlad is going to be the better player is not slighting Yak even if he was picked first overall...Draft position is not everything and the only thing that kept Vlad from being picked much higher was the Russian factor...Couple that with what he has done in the KHL and look at the boards the last 2 years and you will see the kid came into the NHL with enourmous hype.

Man Yak fans sure are ultra sensative when another player who has been touted as having huge potential is being picked to be the better player. I think any Oiler fan who thought Yak would outperform Vlad this year was holding the kid to really high expectations ( though it may happen the smart money is on it not). To say 5 years from now he will be that is understandable but I will say either way it goes I do not see one being all that much better then the other.

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01-25-2013, 12:50 AM
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You act as if Yak is being compared to a 24 year old undrafted free agent...Vlad has been highly touted since his draft year and he has done nothing but improve his stock since draft day...People thinking Vlad is going to be the better player is not slighting Yak even if he was picked first overall...Draft position is not everything and the only thing that kept Vlad from being picked much higher was the Russian factor...Couple that with what he has done in the KHL and look at the boards the last 2 years and you will see the kid came into the NHL with enourmous hype.

Man Yak fans sure are ultra sensative when another player who has been touted as having huge potential is being picked to be the better player. I think any Oiler fan who thought Yak would outperform Vlad this year was holding the kid to really high expectations ( though it may happen the smart money is on it not). To say 5 years from now he will be that is understandable but I will say either way it goes I do not see one being all that much better then the other.
Huh, what are you talking about? Did I even mention Tarasenko?

Tarasenko and Schultz were my favourites for the Calder...

Do you think Tarasenko would get the same response in this thread if it was between him and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins when he was still playing in the KHL?
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...d.php?t=974421

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01-25-2013, 12:52 AM
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01-25-2013, 12:58 AM
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Obviously someone like this needs to bring more energy. Look at him. All he did was glide. He's so lazy.

If you watched him playing for Sarnia you'd know that being feisty and playing with a lot of energy was a big part of Nail's game.
He spent more energy on the celly than he did skating hard all game. If you watched him on edmonton the last three games you'd know floating around and getting knocked off the puck easily has been a big part of his game.

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01-25-2013, 01:01 AM
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He spent more energy on the celly than he did skating hard all game. If you watched him on edmonton the last three games you'd know floating around and getting knocked off the puck easily has been a big part of his game.
Weird. It's almost like he's an 18 year old trying to break into the NHL. I suppose every 18 year old who busted into the league reached their potential upon arrival right?

I made a claim that there's precedent that suggests that when he's comfortable enough with a team he plays a high energy, high octane game. He's still the new guy right now.

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01-25-2013, 01:08 AM
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He spent more energy on the celly than he did skating hard all game. If you watched him on edmonton the last three games you'd know floating around and getting knocked off the puck easily has been a big part of his game.
He could have had a hatrick tonight. He got absolutely robbed by Quick a couple times tonight. He definitely has his defensive warts so far though. I would in absolutely no way call it floating though. Over handling the puck and making decisions perhaps too quickly has more been his issue so far imo.

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01-25-2013, 01:10 AM
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Having carefully watched each of Nail's shifts this past week, I've noticed he has been improving gradually each time he steps on the ice. His first game against Vancouver was lackluster, and it seemed he was playing a very cautious game. He showed slightly more confidence against San Jose. Tonight, he carried the puck up the ice numerous times, generated a few very good scoring chances, and was very noticeable. He was robbed tonight on a breakaway attempt, blasted a few one timers on the rush and on the PP, and snapped a couple very quick wrist shots on goal. Quick played an outstanding game and was the reason Yakupov only scored once tonight.

This was his best game yet. Hopefully this trend continues.

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01-25-2013, 01:12 AM
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He could have had a hatrick tonight. He got absolutely robbed by Quick a couple times tonight. He definitely has his defensive warts so far though. I would in absolutely no way call it floating though. Over handling the puck and making decisions perhaps too quickly has more been his issue so far imo.
Don't sweat it. If I called Nail a slug Aucoin would be going on about how fast he is and how wrong I am.

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