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02-06-2013, 04:01 AM
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Oilers should have picked Gally

Hey guys,

I am an Oilers fan and I admire Gally's skill, vision and playing style. With his vision, grit and strong puck possession (including calmer playing style), I think he was the one Oilers most needed in their roster. Don't get me wrong, Yakupov is a great player but I think Galchenyuk has more intangibles and has defensive responsibility (plus, stronger with the puck and grittier without the puck than Yakupov). Not to mention he is a few months younger than Yakupov You guys are so lucky to have him.

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Hey guys,

I am an Oilers fan and I admire Gally's skill, vision and playing style. With his vision, grit and strong puck possession (including calmer playing style), I think he was the one Oilers most needed in their roster. Don't get me wrong, Yakupov is a great player but I think Galchenyuk has more intangibles and has defensive responsibility (plus, stronger with the puck and grittier without the puck than Yakupov). Not to mention he is a few months younger than Yakupov You guys are so lucky to have him.
Hello sir,

Thank you for the Kudos. I don't believe anybody here underestimate the pure raw talent of Yakupov, and many also admire his youthful enthusiasm. You are lucky to have him. Yet, the prevalent opinion is very similar to yours; we feel that what Galchenyuk lacks in term of pure raw talent, he more than make up for it in term of maturity in his plays as well as overall vision/control of the play.

Although I know many who would kill to get ourselves a pure scorer winger like you scored.

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Some of those passes he's made this season were unreal. It's like when you see the play from a fans prospective, before it even happens on T.V, from birds eye view, but the player is never quick enough to make that decision, Galchenyuk has done it, at age 18.

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Hey guys,

I am an Oilers fan and I admire Gally's skill, vision and playing style. With his vision, grit and strong puck possession (including calmer playing style), I think he was the one Oilers most needed in their roster. Don't get me wrong, Yakupov is a great player but I think Galchenyuk has more intangibles and has defensive responsibility (plus, stronger with the puck and grittier without the puck than Yakupov). Not to mention he is a few months younger than Yakupov You guys are so lucky to have him.
I wasn't convinced right away he was better than Yak but it didn't take long to convince me. Galchenyuk definitely seems to have the higher long term ceiling. I'm actually surprised that Galchenyuk has looked this good so early.

Yakupov does skate like a freight train though. Incredibly powerful strides. After that though i think Galchenyuk is better in almost every other area. Shot is close between the two though.

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Apples and oranges. The other is a pure offensive sniper, while the other more complete dynamo. Similar situation as Ovechkin and Malkin ten years ago.

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Yakupov, Murray, and Galchenyuk are great talents, it may take a while to know who is best.

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Apples and oranges. The other is a pure offensive sniper, while the other more complete dynamo. Similar situation as Ovechkin and Malkin ten years ago.
I hope it plays out that way.

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I hope it plays out that way.
Oh, and btw, I wasn't implying they would be as good, just comparing the styles.

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we feel that what Galchenyuk lacks in term of pure raw talent, he more than make up for it in term of maturity in his plays as well as overall vision/control of the play.
What he lacks of pure raw talent?? There's no we in that, just a I. Oilers management had 0 chance of knowing Galchenyuk's potential and how fast he would develop into an NHL talent. They did the right at the time. We struck gold, plain and simple.

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02-06-2013, 06:03 AM
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Not a Yakupov fan. Poor attitude. Can definitely see him going back to Russia if and when things aren't going his way.

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Not a Yakupov fan. Poor attitude. Can definitely see him going back to Russia if and when things aren't going his way.
OFC, you'd know about what kind of attitude a 1st year player, who on top of that's only 18 y.o, would have in the locker room...

Guess you're one of those "BUT.. THE WHOLE TEAM HATES SUBBAN" kinda type?

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Yakupov, Murray, and Galchenyuk are great talents, it may take a while to know who is best.
Murray was more polished and NHL ready, his talent level isn't on par with Yakupov and Galchenyuk.

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Not a Yakupov fan. Poor attitude.
Are you saying that just because he's Russian?
Do you have insider's information from the locker room/coaching staff?

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Hey guys,

I am an Oilers fan and I admire Gally's skill, vision and playing style. With his vision, grit and strong puck possession (including calmer playing style), I think he was the one Oilers most needed in their roster. Don't get me wrong, Yakupov is a great player but I think Galchenyuk has more intangibles and has defensive responsibility (plus, stronger with the puck and grittier without the puck than Yakupov). Not to mention he is a few months younger than Yakupov You guys are so lucky to have him.
Kind of splitting hairs aren't you? Both will be great players....but if not for Gal's knee injury last year he probably would been first overall. But either are good players

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Not a Yakupov fan. Poor attitude. Can definitely see him going back to Russia if and when things aren't going his way.
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Not a Yakupov fan. Poor attitude. Can definitely see him going back to Russia if and when things aren't going his way.
And this is where your personnal feelings go way too far.

How somebody can post crap like that and not expect backlash is beyond me...

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And this is where your personnal feelings go way too far.

How somebody can post crap like that and not expect backlash is beyond me...
And lucky for the Sabres there seems to be some Scouts/GMs that make the same dumb assessments about country of origin

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And this is where your personnal feelings go way too far.

How somebody can post crap like that and not expect backlash is beyond me...
It's not even worth backlash.

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Yakupov is exciting, will have some good seasons with lots of goals... But Gally is by far a more complete player.

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Off topic, but one guy I think the Oilers should have picked is Jordan Weal.

The team had a lot of picks that year and the kid had 116 pts in the WHL last year and had great chemistry with Eberle.

Would have been a cool pick.

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Are you saying that just because he's Russian?
Do you have insider's information from the locker room/coaching staff?
I'm guessing he doesn't enjoy guys standing behind the net waving the team in after a goal..

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Off topic, but one guy I think the Oilers should have picked is Jordan Weal.

The team had a lot of picks that year and the kid had 116 pts in the WHL last year and had great chemistry with Eberle.

Would have been a cool pick.
They could have signed him as a FA, I believe he went undrafted after La didn't sign him.

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I agree with the poster who mentionned that it was a little like an Ovechkin/Malkin situation, obviously not comparing their talent levels, just the situation. I'm curious what would have happened had Galchenyuk not gotten injured in his draft year. Would the Oilers still have taken Yakupov? If yes, would the Blue Jackets have taken Galcheyuk second?

Anyways, both Yakupov and Galchenyuk are great talents, you can't go wrong with either one. I doubt the Oilers are regretting their decision right now.

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