I didnt like Yakov until we won the lottery, since then I've been all giddy about this kid
Seconded on this, but it had more to do with the fact that I was resigned to us picking at 2 or 3, thus ending up with Murray or Grigorenko.
As soon as I found out we won the lottery I was pretty excited because it meant we were going to get Yaks.
Lol, I saw that and thoroughly enjoyed it. I love seeing players act tough and write cheques their butts can't cash.
Originally Posted by Grod
Yes that is him. Man did I enjoy that. He wasn't even the one instigating it, the D-man was. And then some switch flipped and he started teeing off his with straight rights, uppercuts, just ragdolling this guy and then even to put some icing on it switched to southpaw and started landed some accurate shots like he was a shadow of PJ Stock or something. It was epic.
He reminds me of Ovechkin with that wrist shot from basically just inside the blue line. Not a lot of players can bury a shot like that. Very impressive. Looking forward to seeing him in the NHL. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
Him getting passes from Nuge or Eberle or Hemsky or even Gags... drool.
He is highly respected in Sarnia. And for good reason. I don't like to make the comparison but for a taste of reality, would Oilers fans boo Ryan Smyth if he still played in Long Island, Colorado or L.A.? Not the same in a lot of sense but he brought a ton of heart, soul and loyalty to that franchise and city. Fr those that only became a fan of him when we won the lottery or aren't sure of whether Sarnia fans will accept or reject his return.
I don't see him getting boo'd in Sarnia.. maybe by a few people here n there.. but I can't see why they would boo him. Its not like he turned down Sarnia or asked to be traded to another Junior club. He chose to play Pro in his hometown during a lockout, no reason to be bitter about that.