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12-31-2012, 10:09 AM
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still not sure why people see issues with Zharkov's skating.. He seems fine to me.

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12-31-2012, 10:11 AM
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Russia needs a Grigo-Kucherov-Yak line. They're too thin up front not to spread it

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There are few things that I've recognized;hence


1)Nail Yakupov will be a good NHLer in the future.


2.)Russia's team is pretty weak,and that Canada has too many good players.

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12-31-2012, 10:11 AM
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If im Russian I shouldnt be worried about losing this game...

You get to pad your stats against Switzerland and dont get USA or CAN til the final.

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I have seen him in khl and thats miles from the Nhl and im impressed in his shot and positioning, but im not sure hes gonna be a nhl star. If we get a real offer in areas we need help, i thinks better to take that. Nuge,hall and ebs is enough!
Those 3 are not enough, as we seen when hall wem down we were missing him, to think yakupov isnt doing well then watch the last 5 mind of this game, he is flying and creating chances, the Canadians are making him look ineffective. It's easy to say he is doing nothing because no one on russia has done anything.

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12-31-2012, 10:12 AM
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dont forget the PP specialists Hemsky, Smyth and that Hall kid
Ales Hemsky needs to be traded in the long run, because our top 6 is way too soft.

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12-31-2012, 10:18 AM
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that was a easy win! Canada is going to be a hard nut to crack!

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12-31-2012, 10:19 AM
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Great game from Canada well done

On that penalty shot subbans like come at me bro

Not at all worry about yak he isn't having a great tournament but nonetheless he is a great player, Russia is poorly coached

Subban answering all sorts of questions with the game and the last game

3 goals for Canada 3 points for RNH seems about right.

Great game to watch well worth waking up early

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12-31-2012, 10:19 AM
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The Russians look lost out there. They barely knew if they're supposed to be on the ice or not, and they stuck to a very obviously failing game plan for 60 minutes. Just screams horrible coaching to me.

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12-31-2012, 10:20 AM
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Too early for the "Drownin' for Drouin" thread?
Was thinking the same thing. Seth Jones didn't impress me-then again didn't see much. MacKinnon kind of reminds me of a RHS Hall...but extremely raw.

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12-31-2012, 10:24 AM
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Yakupov has already plateaued, I've heard it from 9 out of 10 *scouts*...

Gagner is so 2012, come on down Yakupov!

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One thing that I'm more concerned about is which centreman does Nail Yakupov play along with in the future.The kid deserves better than Sam Gagner.

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12-31-2012, 10:24 AM
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Yakupov is no where. Great players always find ways to get goals, Yakupov isn't doing that.

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12-31-2012, 10:25 AM
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Russia needs a Grigo-Kucherov-Yak line. They're too thin up front not to spread it
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There are few things that I've recognized;hence


1)Nail Yakupov will be a good NHLer in the future.


2.)Russia's team is pretty weak,and that Canada has too many good players.
IMO people seem to be brushing that aside but the Russian team really isn't that strong. Yes there are a small handful of very good talents but there aren't nearly as many high draft picks as there are on Canada. For those that like to crap on Nail how would you compare his game tonight against a better Canadian team Vs. say Huberdeau's who was playing against a weaker Russian team? Huberdeau was the 3rd overall pick a year before Nail and he is nowhere near as dynamic as Nail is.

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There are few things that I've recognized;hence


1)Nail Yakupov will be a good NHLer in the future.


2.)Russia's team is pretty weak,and that Canada has too many good players.
I dunno if it's weak or just poor coaching. It's like they only have 5 plays in the playbook vs Canada's bajillion.

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12-31-2012, 10:28 AM
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One thing that I'm more concerned about is which centreman does Nail Yakupov play along with in the future.The kid deserves better than Sam Gagner.
I reckon Gags and Yak may actually work. As long as Gags isn't the one trying to score and Yak is, for the most part, carrying the play. Obviously Nuge and Yak would yield even more goals but gotta spread the wealth

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I dunno if it's weak or just poor coaching. It's like they only have 5 plays in the playbook vs Canada's bajillion.
Probably a combination of both TBH. That said I think that it's extremely unfair to crap on Nail when he was easily one of the best players on his team at getting anything done offensively.

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12-31-2012, 10:30 AM
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I reckon Gags and Yak may actually work. As long as Gags isn't the one trying to score and Yak is, for the most part, carrying the play. Obviously Nuge and Yak would yield even more goals but gotta spread the wealth
If we don't move Gagner I think that they would work pretty well together actually. That said IMO you'd need a guy like Harski on that line to help win some board battles. If it was those 2 and say Hemsky, I think that they'd have a hard time maintaining possession in the offensive zone.

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12-31-2012, 10:31 AM
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Yakupov is no where. Great players always find ways to get goals, Yakupov isn't doing that.
You have to have a game plan to work with though. How many times can you try the same thing and watch it fail before you change it up? Everyone in the building knew the plan was to let Yakupov carry the puck in the zone or to hit him with a stretch pass. The Canadians were prepared for this.

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12-31-2012, 10:32 AM
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I think Drouin is having a great tourney but will size hold him back in the NHL?

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12-31-2012, 10:33 AM
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You can tell Yak has the talent, but man did he look disconnected from the rest of his linemates. I don't know if it's bad coaching, or that he's trying too hard, but every shift looked like it was his first time with his linemates.

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12-31-2012, 10:33 AM
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I'm not going to count Russia out yet, if there's one thing I've learned over the years when it comes to this tournament is that the way they play against Canada in the round robin is NOT the same as they play once the medal round hits.

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12-31-2012, 10:34 AM
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You have to have a game plan to work with though. How many times can you try the same thing and watch it fail before you change it up? Everyone in the building knew the plan was to let Yakupov carry the puck in the zone or to hit him with a stretch pass. The Canadians were prepared for this.
It wasn't even just Yakupov. Canada did two things all game: trapped up the neutral zone to take away stretch passes, and collapsed in the slot in the defensive zone. Russia also did two things all game: tried stretch passes and tried to cut into the slot in the offensive zone.

It was like watching the Oilers play Minnesota.

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12-31-2012, 10:34 AM
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You have to have a game plan to work with though. How many times can you try the same thing and watch it fail before you change it up? Everyone in the building knew the plan was to let Yakupov carry the puck in the zone or to hit him with a stretch pass. The Canadians were prepared for this.
I'm sorry 11 world junior games and 1 goal? hes a pure goal sniper and has 1 goal in that many games on a big stage. He just can't adapt, watching all Russian games so far this tourney he does same thing over and over. He just been very underwhelming to watch so far in the last 2 years at World Juniors.

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The US squad is by far scarier than the Russians this year.

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