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02-06-2013, 09:42 AM
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Really guys? Galchenyuk hasn't shown more upside than yakupov?? I'd take yaks 5 goals and 7 pts over galchenyuks 6 assists and 7 pts right now.

I wouldn't trade Gally for yakupov though because of what the habs organizational needs are, but to say gally has higher upside than yakupov just because of these 8 games is absurd!

He may have a better overall game, but I still think Yakupov has shown more offensive upside to this point. It might change though... gally is a special player.

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02-06-2013, 10:29 AM
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It's 8 games, calm down people. Three weeks from now we hit a slump, his ice time reduced, and PPG production severely decreased. Everyones going to be using words like "premature", "hamilton," hell even the word "bust" might come up knowing these forum boards.


Its how he bounces back from adversity and triples and quadruples his work efforts is what i want to see from the kid.

Remember Carey Price ?

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02-06-2013, 10:37 AM
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Marc Bergevin saw Jonathan Toews grow in Chicago and he see's huge similarities in every way (work ethic, leadership, talent, professionalism, drive to win) with Galchenyuk. He mentionned the comparison yesterday at the NDG ice rink opening. Just like Chicago at the time, I think we have a great core for Gally to perfom at a high level.

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02-06-2013, 10:41 AM
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Yakupov, Murray, and Galchenyuk are great talents, it may take a while to know who is best.
Rielly and it isn't even close. Ask Burke, what more proof do you need.

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02-06-2013, 10:56 AM
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Gally is a first line center... Can he best out RNH? As much as I like Chuck.. I don't think so.
Still think they shouldve went with Murray. Instead he's going to be messed up in Colombus.... Poooooor guy.

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02-06-2013, 11:00 AM
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I love how Galchenyuk fell to us and is already showing signs of just how complete a player he is, but Yakupov is probably better right now, at least offensively, and is a great talent in his own right.

Too bad we don't have both of them.

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02-06-2013, 11:06 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.
Not to promote this but he has a point, Yakupov has shown a tendency to sulk when things doesn't go well. He still needs maturity which is normal for a 19 years old.

I don't believe he'll go back to Russia, But I can't help wondering what will happen if he goes on a slump.

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02-06-2013, 11:11 AM
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I understand Yakupov is a pure sniper. Some of his goals have been impressive... He is as talented as billed.

However, if the Habs drafted #1 at the last draft, with the benefit of hindsight, without even an afterthought I'd pick Galchenyuk. He's exactly what we needed...

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02-06-2013, 11:13 AM
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Gally is a first line center... Can he best out RNH? As much as I like Chuck.. I don't think so.
Still think they shouldve went with Murray. Instead he's going to be messed up in Colombus.... Poooooor guy.
Too soon to tell, RNH is really good but his style of play makes him prone to injuries. I think Gally will be more complete.

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02-06-2013, 11:22 AM
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Too soon to tell, RNH is really good but his style of play makes him prone to injuries. I think Gally will be more complete.
He's 20 years old, give him time to fill out.

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02-06-2013, 11:39 AM
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I don't think anyone would have taken gally #1 overall after missing a season with a knee injury. Yak looked great last year, step above everyone else.

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02-06-2013, 12:02 PM
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Im sure everyone would have picked Ovechkin before Malkin in his first 3 years in the NHL, now, im pretty sure everyone would pick Malkin over Ovechkin.

As for stats, remember that Yakupov also plays Gagner and Hemsky who have NHL experience and can score. Galchenyuk plays with another rookie and an enforcer/PK specialist. He still have 7 pts in 8 games playing on the 3rd line which is impressive.

Having 1st pick last year, Im not sure which one I would have picked, I always thought that Gally was exactly what the club needed and was more of a complete player but Yakupov's pure talent and drive was hard to resist and I cant blame Edmonton for drafting him.

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02-06-2013, 12:10 PM
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The Yak/Gally argument reminds me of the Ovechkin/Crosby argument from a few years ago. Who would you rather have on your team:

1. the electric 1st line scoring power winger with a me-centric attitude.

or

2. the highly skilled playmaking 1st line center with a team first attitude.

Time has proven that the playmaking center is the better road to the ultimate success.. Lord Stanley.

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02-06-2013, 12:24 PM
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It's like choosing between Kane and Toews

Kane=Yakupov
Toews= Galchenyuk

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02-06-2013, 12:31 PM
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Really guys? Galchenyuk hasn't shown more upside than yakupov?? I'd take yaks 5 goals and 7 pts over galchenyuks 6 assists and 7 pts right now.
You mean his 3 pp goals and minus 6 playing with star player Hemsky ?

8-9 games is way too soon to say who's going to be better, but right now Galchenyuk is producing everything on his own... not cheap 2nd assists or back door pp goals.

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02-06-2013, 12:33 PM
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It's like choosing between Kane and Toews

Kane=Yakupov
Toews= Galchenyuk
This is the first fair comparison in this thread.

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02-06-2013, 12:34 PM
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You mean his 3 pp goals and minus 6 playing with star player Hemsky ?

8-9 games is way too soon to say who's going to be better, but right now Galchenyuk is producing everything on his own... not cheap 2nd assists or back door pp goals.
Selling the little irish kid short, are we ?

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02-06-2013, 12:36 PM
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Galchenyuk, according to many including Bob Mackenzie would have been 1st overall if it was not for his injury and not playing for one whole season.

I think we got a GEM and possible the next Anze Kopitar in Galchenyuk.

Future 1st line =

Pacioretty - Galchenyuk - Gallagher

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02-06-2013, 12:41 PM
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Nah, both teams are happy.

Yakupov has 5 goals. That's what the Oilers wanted.

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02-06-2013, 12:42 PM
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Yakupov, Murray, and Galchenyuk are great talents, it may take a while to know who is best.
Well I'm happy Edmonton took Yakupov otherwise Montreal would have ended up with Murray.
No way Columbus doesn't take Yakupov at number two!

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It's like choosing between Kane and Toews

Kane=Yakupov
Toews= Galchenyuk
Indeed.

Kane will get you the important goal in the Stanley Cup game.That being said, you don't get there without a Jonathan Toews.

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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.
What do you mean 10 years ago we're only in-

Oh god.

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Yakupov is going to be a stud, Oilers won't regret anything.

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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.
Yes. What he lacks in pure raw talent. You know, speed, shooting. Galchenyuk is good, but Yakupov is way better for these things. Don't be a homer.

Galchenyuk is still the better player of the two, IMHO, for a multitude of other factors, primarily his hockey IQ and vision. But also work ethics, and decision making process.

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Yes. What he lacks in pure raw talent. You know, speed, shooting. Galchenyuk is good, but Yakupov is way better for these things. Don't be a homer.

Galchenyuk is still the better player of the two, IMHO, for a multitude of other factors, primarily his hockey IQ and vision. But also work ethics, and decision making process.
I think you don't see the same hockey as I do... Chuck might have the best wrister in the whole draft

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