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Nail Yakupov THW Close-Up:
Nail Yakupov. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Taylor Hall. John Tavares. Steven Stamkos.
Detailed hockey analytics are not required to decipher the connection between the above five hockey players.
No matter how hockey media and the experts tried to convince hockey fans, there was ultimately no doubt as to who would get drafted first overall in the past four drafts. Nail Yakupov looks to make it five years running that this trend continues.