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11-08-2012, 02:27 AM
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I agree. Every time he touched the puck, something was going to happen. Reminded me of Eberle in Kesler's body.
Good call. Didn't demonstrate the Eberle or Kesler Wrister but he Parked himself in front of the cage and buried one like Eberle would. Not too mention the playmaking skills or awareness of a generous linemate. That play where he pulled it between the defenders stick to the outside then drove around him hard to the cage sounds exactly like you're description of a Eberle/Kesler hybrid.

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Welcome to the frustrations of a Sting fan watching him for 2 seasons
I'm sure Gally helped alleviate this issue a lot when healthy though didn't he? Or are you speaking in terms of their lack of puck moving D-men as well as forwards unable to see the ice?


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Will be interesting to watch the world juniors and see him and Jones go head to head. He looks like a #1 overall pick thats for sure. I am interested to watch Monohan tomorrow, seems like he is getting underrated. HE has put up near identical numbers to Mackinnon, he of course is nearly a year older, but still. I think he will be a very good #3 pick to who ever gets him.
Yeah I'm excited to watch Monahan play on a larger stage as well. He ranks up there statistically so far. Jones is a beast. I watched him down here in Swift Current against the Broncos. Physically he looks like an imposing man. Played solid D and I saw him mostly from a shutdown perspective. But the one thing with his size most defenseman don't have is mobility and he certainly has that, hockey sense and great athleticism.

Mcdavid will be fun to watch as well. It will be interesting to start drawing comparisons to him. One guy I'm not sure if he's playing is Josh Morrissey from the Raiders. I've been watching him closely for two years now and the kids appears to have all the credentials of a top D-man. Size, strength, speed, hands and most importantly a great composed head for the game. Edit: Scratch that, Pulock is the only draft eligible D-man from the Dub who's scheduled to play.

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11-08-2012, 04:00 AM
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MacKinnon was a force and a beast on his skates tonight. Made smart strong plays all night. The guy is built like a man out there. Looked great on the draw as well. Even stood up for Hudon by tossing Mironov to the ice with ease. Made a wicked power move to draw call in the 3rd. This kid looks like the real deal. Definitely the top center or forward prospect in the world right now. No other current non NHL u-20 looks as advanced as him that I'm aware of right now.

Would love to see Yakupov get head-manned on a breakout pass just for once. Instead of him being the one always inititiating the breakout. Kasputin showed no peripheral tonight with him. Game was a write-off for Yakupov all-around.
Nail Yakupov...

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11-08-2012, 05:58 AM
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I am beginning to question whether Nail is putting any effort into his performances during this tournament. I've been keeping up with the KHL highlights and have seen how incredible his skating, puck control, and shot can be. Every time I've watched him on the international stage, however, he seems to fumble the puck often, pass much too often, and float very weak shots at the opposing goaltender.

I really hope the Nail we see here isn't the Nail we see in the NHL, as he does not appear to dominate against his junior league peers as one would have expected. I'd like to see more aggressive Yakupov who can carry the puck coast-to-coast and generate chances on a consistent basis. I want a Yakupov who can accelerate past players and make moves at top speed. He seems to have the tools, but he has looked fairly disinterested and passive nearly every time I have watched him play for Team Russia. Comparing the highlights from his KHL games and his performances here, they seem to show two completely different players.

This isn't the real Nail Yakupov, is it?


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11-08-2012, 06:09 AM
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I am beginning to question whether Nail is putting any effort into his performances during this tournament. I've been keeping up with the KHL highlights and have seen how incredible his skating, puck control, and shot can be. Every time I've watched him on the international stage, however, he seems to fumble the puck often, pass much too often, and float very weak shots at the opposing goaltender.

I really hope the Nail we see here isn't the Nail we see in the NHL, as he does not appear to dominate against his junior league peers as one would have expected. I'd like to see more aggressive Yakupov who can carry the puck coast-to-coast and generate chances on a consistent basis. I want a Yakupov who can accelerate past players and make moves at top speed. He seems to have the tools, but he has looked fairly disinterested and passive nearly every time I have watched him play for Team Russia. Comparing the highlights from his KHL games and his performances here, they seem to show two completely different players.

This isn't the real Nail Yakupov, is it?
I think the size of ice makes a big difference. The apples coming his way from Schultz will help. And having the other team having to worry about Hall, Hemsky, etc. on the ice at the same time will help too.

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11-08-2012, 09:41 AM
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Is the ice smaller than nhl?

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11-08-2012, 11:40 AM
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Nail Yakupov...
I think you get the picture.... what I should've said was drafted or non-pro because surely you know that Nail would be playing in the show right now. You forgot to mention Nuge as well since he's currently playing in the A....


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11-08-2012, 02:46 PM
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Tonight should be a challenge for Yakupov. Third game in four nights and now the opponent will be tougher than before. Hopefully he rises to it.

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Anyone know if Zharkov is in the lineup tonight?

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11-08-2012, 04:17 PM
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Anyone know if Zharkov is in the lineup tonight?
Yes, as is his teammate..that Subban kid who also plays for the Belleville Bulls

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11-08-2012, 05:21 PM
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I'm guessing that Malcolm and Binnington will share split minutes.

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Russia starting the breakout makes me want to rip my eyes out. Terrible.

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Starting to think Yakupov isn't 100%. Don't think he played on that PP nor the three shifts following.

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11-08-2012, 06:32 PM
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I noticed Yakupov missing as soon as he was not on that PP. Funny how this PBP idiot doesn;t even mention for such a long time.

Hopefully he isn;t too hurt. Would just be Oilers luck.

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11-08-2012, 06:35 PM
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Starting to think Yakupov isn't 100%. Don't think he played on that PP nor the three shifts following.
wondering how many times Yakupov has crossed the atlantic since his season in Sarnia ended

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He missed some shifts with a skate issue. Man does Zharkov look sharp out there. Dangerously sharp. Guy has some serious skill and he's creating offence with it.

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just said it was a skate issue..all is good in oilerville..
Zharkovs lookin good early on

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just said it was a skate issue..all is good in oilerville..
Zharkovs lookin good early on
Jinx. Him and a yaks should be on the same line.

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Zharkov is officially awesome

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How the hellos that kneeing, it was perfectly placed hipcheck by Yak. Caused a turnover that was about to be another scoring chance. Zharkov is looking really physical too. Really throwing hard hits and effectively.

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Yak taking a run at his future teammate(Monahan).

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11-08-2012, 06:54 PM
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hi guys. Nail is all over the place again!

they're having an interview with Zharkov in the intermission, anybody heard what were they talking about? our local TV had it muted.


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What is Zharkov doing? Playing the body? Nice passes? Good on the cycle?

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This Russian goalie is clutch.

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Was until Monahan made a beautiful read and an equally good pass to set up that shorty.

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