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Yakupov or Tarasenko

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01-25-2013, 01:13 AM
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Tarasenko will likely get more points, as he plays on a MUCH better team.

But after watching the first 3 Oiler games, I think Justin Schultz might be the stronger Calder competition.

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01-25-2013, 01:13 AM
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I'm not sure he and Hemsky work well together. Every time they're on the ice, they seem to have their signals crossed. While Hemsky is touted to be a playmaker, he seems to shoot the puck every time he goes down the ice with Nail trailing behind looking for a drop pass. I've rarely seen him connect any passes with Nail over these past three games.

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01-25-2013, 02:41 AM
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Nail had a very good offensive game tonight IMO, he's starting to come around. Had he not been facing Quick tonight he could've easily gotten a hattrick. Holy **** was Quick ever good tonight

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01-25-2013, 03:04 AM
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I still think Nail could still improve his speed. After being drafted, I recall fans debating whether Yakupov or Hall was the faster straight-line skater. From what I've seen, Nail is the slower of the two. If he could work on his skating, he would become even more difficult to contain and could just overwhelm the other team with his quickness.

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01-25-2013, 04:12 AM
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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.
You have once again missed the point I was getting at by an unbelievably significant margin.

And No, I will not bother to explain it to you, because, as before, if I do you will respond by going off tangent and incorrectly steering the argument in another deranged direction as you consistently do.

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01-25-2013, 04:14 AM
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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.
Well considering that would indeed be wrong, yes I would do so, but I guess facts and reality are something that should not be used in discussion. My mistake.

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01-25-2013, 05:11 AM
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I think Tarasenko will always be a better two way player. And I think he's a better playmaker. He's more physical as well. And he's a better leader. It's a pure sniping where Yakupov maybe (just maybe) will have the upper hand. But not this year.

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01-25-2013, 06:03 AM
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I think Tarasenko will always be a better two way player. And I think he's a better playmaker. He's more physical as well. And he's a better leader. It's a pure sniping where Yakupov maybe (just maybe) will have the upper hand. But not this year.
I don't think that there is many prospects who are as good leader as Tarasenko. I believe that it is matter of time when he will be national team captain. Not sure if he ever will be for Blues because of Backes but wouldn't be suprised if he is captained for NHL-team in future. Tarasenko leads by example. I think tha Yakupov has little bit of leadership in himself aswell.

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01-25-2013, 09:30 AM
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Surprised people are saying yak is slow, he has some insane energy moments. Maybe he trains that way

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01-25-2013, 12:13 PM
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You have once again missed the point I was getting at by an unbelievably significant margin.

And No, I will not bother to explain it to you, because, as before, if I do you will respond by going off tangent and incorrectly steering the argument in another deranged direction as you consistently do.
You won't bother to explain it to me because if there was another point being made it was impossibly vague. You were defending the fact that "tarasenko has more energy" I retorted by saying Yakupov is still adjusting and high energy, high octane hockey is very much his M.O. I'm staying true to the argument but you don't like being proven wrong so you blindly continue your liberal use of the word deranged, as though my posting behavior is worthy of me needing psychiatric help. Quit being such a drama queen.

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Well considering that would indeed be wrong, yes I would do so, but I guess facts and reality are something that should not be used in discussion. My mistake.
Sarcasm through hyperbole is clearly lost on you.

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01-25-2013, 03:23 PM
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Yakupov. But Tarasenko is sick too.

I'll wait until I see how either performs in the playoffs.

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01-25-2013, 04:06 PM
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What a romantic celebration of passion and joy by Nail last night! The final minute of the game really led to Nail showing North America his romantic side.

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01-25-2013, 04:07 PM
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Maybe more hockey sense or some other factors, but energy 100% goes to Yakupov, this guys cellys in practice even
He does what?

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01-25-2013, 05:29 PM
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You won't bother to explain it to me because if there was another point being made it was impossibly vague. You were defending the fact that "tarasenko has more energy" I retorted by saying Yakupov is still adjusting and high energy, high octane hockey is very much his M.O. I'm staying true to the argument but you don't like being proven wrong so you blindly continue your liberal use of the word deranged, as though my posting behavior is worthy of me needing psychiatric help. Quit being such a drama queen.



Sarcasm through hyperbole is clearly lost on you.
I didn't even mention tarasenko in any of my posts in this thread. Perhaps you should turn that condescending mirror of yours around and examine yourself princess.

How unbelievably horrible your hyperbole was is clearly lost on you.

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01-25-2013, 05:29 PM
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He does what?
Here's one person who clearly hasn't played hockey before.

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01-25-2013, 05:36 PM
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He does what?
eats lots of celery to stay hydrated and energized

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01-25-2013, 06:02 PM
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how would either compare to MacKinnon

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01-25-2013, 06:12 PM
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Yakupov

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01-25-2013, 06:12 PM
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Here's one person who clearly hasn't played hockey before.
I guess I just played before people talked liked high school girls about it.

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01-25-2013, 07:15 PM
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Yakupov and Tarasenko are very close. I'll take Yak at 2 years younger but both will be stars.

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01-25-2013, 08:42 PM
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I guess I just played before people talked liked high school girls about it.
Apply Cold Water to Burned Area.

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01-25-2013, 10:49 PM
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Yakupov. Just for his goal celebration.

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01-26-2013, 12:55 AM
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I guess I just played before people talked liked high school girls about it.
Yeah I played up until 2 years ago and I'm only now hearing the term.

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01-26-2013, 01:36 AM
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Yakupov. Seems more clutch to me.

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01-26-2013, 01:44 AM
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Yakupov. Seems more clutch to me.
Based on what? Not trying to be aggressive here or anything, but he's got like...one GTG in his career so far. Small sample size isn't enough to establish that kind of precedent.

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