I think at this precise moment in time, it is correct to assume that these two are (Aside from Galchenyuk) the best Forward prospects for the 2012 draft. Despite both being Russian, their development paths could not be more different. Grigorenko is taking the more traditional (and historically more successful) route whilst Yakupov came to the OHL as a 16 yr old. So how do they compare? In your view who is the better long-term hockey (Not neccessairly NHL) prospect? At this precise time Yakupov seems to be ranked #1 ; his season is actually better than Hall's pre-draft year for instance. Production wise he has #1 pedigree. Grigorenko had a productive year in the MHL ; when is he likely to see servicable + KHL time?