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01-30-2013, 12:16 AM
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Anyone think we maybe should have taken Galchenyuk?

I love Yakupov. And I agree he was considered BPA at draft.

Just can't help but notice that big centreman who is so far a ppg and +4 with two way potential.

It may be that, even if Yakupov is the better offensive threat, our team may have been better off in the long term with the centerman.

Too bad there was no bigger sample size for Gally in his draft year. If he had not been injured he may have been ranked #1.

Could be an Ovechkin vs. Malkin scenario.

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01-30-2013, 12:19 AM
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To start, he's not big. He's hardly any bigger than Yak and less physical. He's good, but no. You don't take a massive gamble like with the 1st overall pick

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01-30-2013, 12:22 AM
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With out a doubt, he was a better fit for the Oilers, and was a major need.

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01-30-2013, 12:27 AM
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An elite player from 2013 draft will fall and Oilers will be there to pick up a ransom. Don't worry, we will have our #2 center.

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Grigorenko would have been a better fit than Galchenyuk IMHO. But no, happy with the best player from the draft.

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01-30-2013, 12:28 AM
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No chance.

He's not big(Yak is 5'11.25, Gal is 6'0.5, combine results), and had just missed a year of hockey(major risk) at the time of the draft.

Yak was the right choice.

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Take a player who didnt play his draft year over a player who destroyed his draft year. Not only that, but both were team mates the year before, so there is questions about how much Yakupov boosted Galys numbers. No way in hell theyd take Galy. Stu would get roasted

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01-30-2013, 12:33 AM
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Should have taken Murray. First name = Ryan and got a shoulder injury to end his season. Perfect fit for us but no, Tambi had to **** it up and get the BPA. Some nerve.

And yes, I'm mocking the stupidity of this thread when it's been only 5 games into the season and when our current #2 center has been one of the team's best forwards.

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I agree with the sentiment that Gally was not the right choice at the time. In retrospect, he might have been. We will see in the coming years. Certainly hope we can get that falling centerman the one poster speaks of.

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Should have taken Murray. First name = Ryan and got a shoulder injury to end his season. Perfect fit for us but no, Tambi had to **** it up and get the BPA. Some nerve.

And yes, I'm mocking the stupidity of this thread when it's been only 5 games into the season and when our current #2 center has been one of the team's best forwards.
I like gagner a lot and think he is a great #2 centerman. You can never have enough good centerman. Call my thread stupid if you want, don't try to put words in my mouth regarding gagner.

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No we should not have. 4 points in his last 2 games doesn't change that for me.

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Nooooo. (Added more O's to get past the minimum limit.)

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Grigorenko would have been a better fit than Galchenyuk IMHO. But no, happy with the best player from the draft.
Agreed. If you want a player with size and skill, he's your guy

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5 games in and we're already having this conversation?


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01-30-2013, 12:43 AM
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I like gagner a lot and think he is a great #2 centerman. You can never have enough good centerman. Call my thread stupid if you want, don't try to put words in my mouth regarding gagner.
I wasn't but who else would Galchenyuk replace? I would rather have Yakupov playing top 6 minutes than Galchenyuk playing 3rd/4th line minutes with plugs.

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Agreed. If you want a player with size and skill, he's your guy
Like Penner?

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Galchenyuk is playing wing.

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It's like a premature Hall vs Seguin. Simply beautiful.

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No, that would have been absolutely idiotic.

For the past 3 years we have taken the clear BPA at 1st overall and that's how good teams draft.
Hall vs Seguin was a lot closer than RNH vs field or Yakupov vs field. That's the only one where there was some wiggle room, but even then most scouts had Hall at #1.

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Galchenyuk is playing wing.
Thank you. Much the same as Seguin is currently playing. Or wait this ones about Yaks not Hall... The grass is always greener though, ya know..

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Galchenyuk is playing wing.
Habs fan here to clarify that he is not playing wing. He took Ellers position on the third line in game 2 with Bgally and Prust. Btw I'm not here to say gal is better or start a fight you guys made the right choice at #1.

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Galchenyuk is playing wing.
I believe he started playing center a game or two ago.

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Daniel Winnick also has 5 goals and an assist in 4 games this year.

Some size and a Centerman. Would have been perfect in our #2 spot and we passed on him 9 times in 2004.

We suck at drafting.

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so lets recap some thread over the past few weeks

Should have taken Seguin over Hall
Trade Gagner for a second
Buy out Smyth, Horcoff, Habby and a few others
Taken Galchenyuk (who has had lots of injury problems) over Yakupov after only 5 nhl games
Landeskog or Huberdou over Nuge

this board is never happy

but we second guess way too much, Yakupov is barely 5 games into his career.

I imagine at some point in time some poster will complain about not draft Andrew Shaw over the 5 players we took before the hawks drafted him

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