With Galchenyuk dropping after the injury (hopefully) we should trade up and draft him. Yakupov already loves the Canucks and this is just the extra incentive to come here to Van with his juniors scoring duo partner being drafted by us . If the Canucks could get Yakupov we would be almost unstoppable. As a bonus Galchenyuk is already a beast.
*I highly doubt any of this happens but us fans can dream right?*
Larionov and Krutov.
Bure and Mogilny.
Galchenyuk and Yakupov.
I like how you think! The International Scouting Services has him ranked at #17 right now.
In all likelihood, the top three prospects on the list are guaranteed to be picked in the top three. If so, it will be:
1. Only the third time that two Russian players have been picked in the top three (2001 [#1. Kovalchuk, #3. Svitov], 2004 [#1. Ovechkin, #2. Malkin]).
2. Only the third time that a Russian player has been chosen first overall (2001 [Kovalchuk], 2004 [Ovechkin]).
3. Only the second time that two Russian players have been picked first and second overall in the draft (2004 [Ovechkin, Malkin]).
And it's the first time ever that a Russian player picked first or second overall has spent time in North America prior to being drafted. This is going to be a special draft.https://www.isshocke...m/scouting/home
2012 Top NHL Draft Prospects
1. Nail Yakupov - Sarnia
2. Mikhail Grigorenko - Quebec
3. Ryan Murray - Everett
4. Filip Forsberg - Leksand
5. Morgan Rielly - Moose Jaw
6. Matt Dumba - Red Deer
7. Jacob Trouba - US U-18
8. Brendan Gaunce - Belleville
9. Nick Ebert - Windsor
10. Slater Koekkoek - Peterborough
11. Griffin Reinhart - Edmonton
12. Matia Marcantuoni - Kitchener
13. Jarrod Maidens - Owen Sound
14. Martin Frk - Halifax
15. Sebastian Collberg - Vastras Frolunda
16. Olli Maatta - London
17. Alexander Galchenyuk - Sarnia
18. Athanasiou, Andreas - London
19. Aberg, Pontus - Djurgarden
20. Cody Ceci - Ottawa
21. Jordan Schmaltz - Sioux City
22. Pouliot, Derrick - Portland
23. Zemgus Girgensons - Dubuque
24. Mike Matheson - Dubuque
25. Scott Laughton - Oshawa
26. Nicholas Kerdiles - US U-18
27. Slepyshev, Anton - Novokuznetsk
28. Gianluca Curcuruto - SS Marie
29. Skjei, Brady - US U-18
30. Henrik Samuelsson - Modo
Edited by WeatherWise, 01 November 2011 - 04:53 AM.
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