Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Nail Yakupov Vs. Alex Galchenyuk

Last night, Alex Galchenyuk potted his first NHL goal with the Montreal Canadiens on a nice deflection in front of the net to become the first player from the 2012 NHL Entry Draft to score an NHL goal:

Then just a few hours later out in Edmonton, Nail Yakupov sniped for the Oilers on a one timer to become the second player drafted in 2012 to score a goal:

It will be an intriguing goals and points race between the two former teammates of the Sarnia Sting. While Yakupov was a lock to make the Oilers, Galchenyuk's status was unknown, but he impressed in Montreal's short training camp and is already a fan favourite with his scoring ability. Yakupov will get the most ice time of the two (and probably of all rookie forwards), but don't swear Galchenyuk off as he still finds his scoring chances in his 12 minutes/game.

While we doubt we'll see either win the Calder with much older and more developed candidates already off to hot starts, we are curious as to who be the better player this year: Yakky or Gally? Who you got?

1 comment:

  1. Has a Habs fan I hope Alex Galchenyuk gets sent back to Junior. He isn't ready and why waste a year on his entry level deal.


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