If Yakupov was 2011 draft eligible...

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  1. HalbertGil*

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    Where would he be drafted?
     
  2. Aaron Vickers

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    Minnesota?
     
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    1st overall.

    There hasnt been enough time to critique him. he benefits from that.
     
  4. FanHabtic*

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    Top-4 easy if he was draft eligible. The only knock on him is his size.
     
  5. Bure

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    top 3, so dynamic.
     
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    Would have to agree with top-3 from my angle. Flip a coin between him and RNH and then battle Larsson if the team with the first overall pick covets a defenseman.
     
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    Hilarious.
     
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    Depends. What are his stats in this imaginary world?
     
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    This. :laugh:

    In all seriousness, Top 4 imo.
     
  10. Jayevs

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    1st next ovechkin as soon as he fills out more maybe less physical
     
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    Anyways, I think he'd go 8-13th overall
     
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    i'd rather have him then rnh
     
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    Toronto...they will tank one more year for him:sarcasm:
     
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    A man can dream... the next Ovie... in T.O.... wow.....

    But we're making the playoffs next year.
     
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    2nd after Larsson.
     
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    1-3... its skewed because scouts have not focused largely on him yet. I wouldnt be surprised if he was a number one pick though he is gonna be a great player with superstar skill
     
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    I hate this comparison, Ovechkin is 6'2" 235 lbs, and size is a major part of his game. Yakupov is 5'10" 170 lbs, he'll probably bulk up to 190 lbs or so in his prime, but Ovechkin wouldn't be Ovechkin if he was 5'10".

    Yakupov is slippery but strong on his skates, quite a puck handler, goes hard to the net, in the couple times I've seen the Sting this year he looks more like Parise than Ovy. In terms of body language on the ice and general mentality, though, he unfortunately reminds me a touch of Radulov.
     
  18. Nullus Reverentia

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    Why unfourtunatley? Radulov was extremely talented but Nashville screwed him over and he has his own problems.
     
  19. Radulov is a great player. He didn't get paid what he deserved so he went back to Russia where he is dominating.

    I hope he decides to come back some day, and then he'll probably be paid like a star.
     
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    I'd take Yakupov 1st overall. The kid's something really special and allthough he's russian, he's all ready in North America. There's always a risk that he could decide to go back to his home country...but I'd still take the chance on him guaranteed.
     
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    I think he'd pretty easily go #1 overall, unless the team that holds the pick was in desperate need of a defenseman.
     
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    First overall, without question. I honestly don't think any of the top 4 this year come close to this guy in terms of pedigree and sheer dynamism.
     
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    Top 5, He's less NHL ready than RNH
     
  24. Canuck71*

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    Not really a homer vote but I'd take him 1st overall. He's just that good.
     
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    gold jerry, gold!
     

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