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Alex Galchenyuk vs Nail Yakupov Part II

View Poll Results: Who do you want in your franchise? Who you think will be the best player?
Alex Galchenyuk 329 61.73%
Nail Yakupov 204 38.27%
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08-20-2013, 02:51 PM
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08-20-2013, 06:27 PM
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The right answer is Galchenyuk.

Because he has more and safer potential than Yakupov...
Using the word 'safer' insinuates that you think Yak has more potential, which is true. Don't lie to yourself.

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He might have safer potential (in that he can be a credible 2C due to defense) but he definitely does NOT have more potential than Yakupov.

Yakupov has the potential to score 50 goals with decent defense and assist totals.
Galchenyuk has the potential to have 70 assists with decent teammates and goal totals.


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08-20-2013, 08:53 PM
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You guys already did this poll. This is an open ended question and the answer will always be: Alex Galchenyuk, AINEC.

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08-20-2013, 09:04 PM
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Who's the silly guy who thought it was Edmonton and not Detroit coming to the division? All the this pointless bickering between fanbases isn't going to help with a rivalry at all! You guys..

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08-21-2013, 12:22 AM
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Yakupov is a special player... if you watch/analyze him every game you can see the elite level skill he has... he's just scratching the surface.

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08-21-2013, 02:37 AM
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*Hmm.. Yakupov 10 times out of 10.

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08-21-2013, 03:20 AM
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08-21-2013, 05:09 AM
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If Galchenyuk decided he wanted to play for the Russian national team as opposed to the US national team (he's a dual citizen) this wouldn't be very close. Yakupov is better.
Can you explain this a little more, I don't think I understand what you mean?


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08-21-2013, 05:13 AM
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oilers could use gally, but yakupov is going to be a ****ing laserbeam cutting through the heart of the NHL like butter.

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08-21-2013, 05:20 AM
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I would personally take Galchenyuk. Big skilled center with solid 2 way play, he's like a hybrid of Evgeni Malkin and Mikko Koivu. Should be a consistent 70+ point guy. Can't disagree with people saying Yak though. The guy's shot is outrageous. He's gonna be a perennial 40-50 goal scorer in this league. We'll see if he finds his defensive game, would hate to see his style stay like Ovechkin's in his own end.

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08-21-2013, 02:05 PM
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You guys already did this poll.
You guys?

Yes this poll was already done, but the results show that people are changing their opinions now that they are reading the arguments and educating themselves.

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08-21-2013, 02:28 PM
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Yakupov because i'm a hockey fan who doesn't cheer for the Habs.

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08-21-2013, 03:26 PM
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Both will be good players, but I see Yakupov as being more dynamic.

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08-21-2013, 03:36 PM
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lets see.. one is a pure goal scorer who scored 17 goals and 31 points has 2gwg and is -4 and played an average 14:33

the other is a great playmaker who scored 9 goals and 27 points has 2 gwg and is +14 and played an average of 12:19

same debate as Ovechkin and Malkin and the same question should give you your answer.

Who would you build your team around?

I personally think it's obvious but won't say to keep this post neutral
Regarding the +/- stats, also important to look at the teams goal differential that each played on.

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08-21-2013, 03:40 PM
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The right answer is Galchenyuk.

Because he has more and safer potential than Yakupov...
Huh? I think the argument could be made for safer potential, as Yakupov plays a style that might lead to injuries down the road. But not sure how you figure Galchenyuk has more potential than Yakupov. Would like to hear some type of explanation.

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08-21-2013, 03:41 PM
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Yakupov because i'm a hockey fan who doesn't cheer for the Habs.
And instead looks like he cheers for the Oilers.

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Regarding the +/- stats, also important to look at the teams goal differential that each played on.
Indeed.

If you're going off of +/- then I guess it's safe to assume that Giroux is horrendous defensively

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08-21-2013, 05:27 PM
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You guys already did this poll. This is an open ended question and the answer will always be: Alex Galchenyuk, AINEC.
This is not the answer. There's no "AINEC" for either player at this point in time. Yakupov and Galchenyuk played sheltered minutes (for the most part) and ended their respective rookie seasons 4 points apart.

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I would personally take Galchenyuk. Big skilled center with solid 2 way play, he's like a hybrid of Evgeni Malkin and Mikko Koivu. Should be a consistent 70+ point guy. Can't disagree with people saying Yak though. The guy's shot is outrageous. He's gonna be a perennial 40-50 goal scorer in this league. We'll see if he finds his defensive game, would hate to see his style stay like Ovechkin's in his own end.
I dont think this will be a problem for Yakupov. The biggest knock on Ovechkin is questioning his work ethic and effort off the ice and defensively. I'm sure we've all seen the Ovechkin controller disconnected GIF.

One of Yakupovs best qualities is his great work ethic. Off the ice he works and trains hard, on the ice, same thing. Yak will always give effort both offensively and defensively, and while I do think he definitely needs to work on his defensive game, his work ethic should lead to him being an adequate player defensively.

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08-21-2013, 08:02 PM
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I dont think this will be a problem for Yakupov. The biggest knock on Ovechkin is questioning his work ethic and effort off the ice and defensively. I'm sure we've all seen the Ovechkin controller disconnected GIF.

One of Yakupovs best qualities is his great work ethic. Off the ice he works and trains hard, on the ice, same thing. Yak will always give effort both offensively and defensively, and while I do think he definitely needs to work on his defensive game, his work ethic should lead to him being an adequate player defensively.
no one questioned Ovy's work ethic when he broke into the NHL. he was the ideal franchise player, just like Crosby.

hell, he would even sacrifice his body when the net was empty. he was quickly told not to do it in fear he'd break his hand trying to stop a puck.

people change.

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no one questioned Ovy's work ethic when he broke into the NHL. he was the ideal franchise player, just like Crosby.

hell, he would even sacrifice his body when the net was empty. he was quickly told not to do it in fear he'd break his hand trying to stop a puck.

people change.
Sure, people change but assuming that Yakupov is going to become lazy is absolutely idiotic. He's one of the hardest working players out there.

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Sure, people change but assuming that Yakupov is going to become lazy is absolutely idiotic. He's one of the hardest working players out there.
i wasn't insinuating that Yakupov is going to change. just saying that Ovy was the prototypical franchise player at one point.

who knows what happened to him and who knows what the future holds. all i know is, we both got real special players that we'll be enjoying for a while.

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You guys?

Yes this poll was already done, but the results show that people are changing their opinions now that they are reading the arguments and educating themselves.
What? Nice try but people who voted in the first poll can vote again now so its all a matter of who's on HF.


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i wasn't insinuating that Yakupov is going to change. just saying that Ovy was the prototypical franchise player at one point.

who knows what happened to him and who knows what the future holds. all i know is, we both got real special players that we'll be enjoying for a while.
didn't he win the hart this year?

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