Friday, January 13, 2012

The Next Big Thing: Nail Yakupov

      Nail Yakupov is the favorite for first overall pick in thee 2012 NHL draft, and with a package that seems like it's a mutation of Pavel Bure (or Alexander Mogilny, can't really decide which yet) and Peter Bondra why wouldn't he be? Yakupov has talent (but until their NHL sophomore year I don't have a solid idea of what type of a player an NHL newcomer will become). Nail Yakupov, the 5'11'' 181lbs, left handed, right winger has that once in a generation talent (That somehow this generation managed to snag more than a couple of: Tyler Seguin, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, possibly Taylor Hall, Kyle Turris if he gets his act together and a couple others). Yakupov has absolutely blistering speed, scorching slap and wrist shots, and last but not least perfect skating!
     Nail has captures the heart of every hockey fan who has seen the future legend hit the ice! Nail get's the comparison to Alexander Ovechkin a lot and in some ways that's true but Yakupov has better vision than Ovechkin (or Kovalchuk or Hall for that matter), is still able to score from anywhere with his lethal shots and wicked one-timer (not expected for his size) and for you people who think the Russians are always coasting (I do too when it comes to hockey most of the time) Yakupov has an amazing work ethic and leaves everything on the ice! Yakupov has the play-making smarts that Peter Bondra lacked, grit that Alexander Mogilny lacked and the defense that Pavel Bure lacked, while still maintaining their speed (They were in a class of speedsters that only Maxim Afinogenov, Teemu Selanne and Sergei Fedorov matched), Nail Yakupov is such a talent he started Fail4Nail (Similar too Suck4Luck) so I guess a ton of teams are wanting his perfected stick-handling and great all around package. Yakupov also has another talent that draws a comparison to Pavel Bure with the fact that he can score goals and make electrifying plays with mediocre teammates. Whoever gets Nail Yakupov will get an immediate talent boost and put fans in the seats... Well the edge of there seats anyways!

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