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Which Russian Forward has the Best Career?

View Poll Results: Which Russian Forward has the Best NHL Career?
Evgeny Kuznetsov 22 22.00%
Nail Yakupov 42 42.00%
Vladimir Tarasenko 36 36.00%
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12-28-2012, 01:13 PM
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Which Russian Forward has the Best Career?

Out of: Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nail Yakupov, and Vladimir Tarasenko, which player do you think goes on to have the best NHL career?

For the sake of argument, assume that all players are bound to the NHL and not the KHL.

And yes, I realize that nobody can tell the future. However, I am asking for your opinion, not an absolute answer predicated on who is right.

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12-28-2012, 01:17 PM
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Out of: Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nail Yakupov, and Vladimir Tarasenko, which player do you think goes on to have the best NHL career?

For the sake of argument, assume that all players are bound to the NHL and not the KHL.

And yes, I realize that nobody can tell the future. However, I am asking for your opinion, not an absolute answer predicated on who is right.
Absolutely no way of knowing but I guess Ill pick Yakupov. I think there are a couple other Russians who have a chance to be better than this group of players.

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Peak wise I think Yak will be the best of the three so I voted for him. Was very close to voting for Kuznetsov, this is a tough poll.

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Yakupov. He is an explosive player and an absolute game changer. Tarasnko and Kuznetsov will also go on to have great careers but I think Yakupov will be better

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Yakupov

Kuznetsov
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12-28-2012, 04:11 PM
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This is a good poll...not because the question is so compelling; it's because the poll result is totally different from what most people are posting.

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12-28-2012, 04:11 PM
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Would of voted Tarasenko if he wasn't going to end up on a defensive minded team

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12-28-2012, 06:11 PM
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Yakupov 12

Kuznetsov 10
Tarasenko
10

I put their draft years besides them.

If we assume they all come to the NHL after the lockout, as per the OP, Yak has 2 more years, all things being equal to make a better impression and to work on his NHL career.

He also has a very good situation in Edmonton to work with.

I would put Tarasenko 2nd as he is the better goal scorer of the two 10 guys but the situation in Washington might be better so that's a tough one.

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Would of voted Tarasenko if he wasn't going to end up on a defensive minded team
Same here.

Other two have a chance to play with Backstrom/Ovechkin and Hall/RNH

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Yakupov- Highest potential.
Taresenko- Will be playing on a defensive trap team, if hes even good enough.
Kuzentsov- probably wont even be playing in the NHL.

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Yakupov.....AINEC?

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Kuznetsov for me.

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12-29-2012, 10:18 AM
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12-29-2012, 11:57 AM
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Went with Yakupov simply because Kuznetsov makes it sound like he's completely content with staying in the KHL.

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12-29-2012, 01:13 PM
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Yakupov- Highest potential.
Taresenko- Will be playing on a defensive trap team, if hes even good enough.Kuzentsov- probably wont even be playing in the NHL.


Hard to choose though between Tank and Yak. Went with Tank for homer reasons.

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12-29-2012, 01:20 PM
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1. Kuznetsov
2. Tarasenko
3. Yakupov

Yakupov will be an elite goal scorer....but he hasn't shown the ability to carry a team like Kuznetsov/Tarasenko can.

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I'll take Tarasenko

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Yakupov- Highest potential.
Taresenko- Will be playing on a defensive trap team, if hes even good enough.
Kuzentsov- probably wont even be playing in the NHL.
Thought he was playing for the Blues?

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Yakupov
Tarasenko
Kuznetov

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Tarasenko could end up being the best, but if he stays on St. Louis he'll put up minimal numbers,

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If they decide to play in the NHL..


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