Found September 08, 2012 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
Expect a banner year for rookie NHL forwards. We’ve already highlighted Edmonton Oilers winger Nail Yakupov, St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko, Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund and New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider in our list of potential breakout forwards for this season. All four players are high-end talents capable of filling scoring line and power play roles right away. Here are some other youngsters to keep an eye on:Jakob Silfverberg, W, Ottawa Senators: He progressed nicely in four seasons with Brynas IF Gavle of the Swedish Elite League. He produced 24 goals and 30 assists in 49 games last season and earned MVP honors in the SEL. He played his first two NHL games in the playoffs last spring and prepared to grab a top six role this season. “He's got courage, he's got puck skills, and he's got great hockey sense,” Senators GM Bryan Murray told Baertschi, W, Calgary Flames: This native of Switzerland made a spectacular transition to N...

Ten breakout NHL forwards

Top 2012 NHL Draft pick Nail Yakupov has extreme skill and boundless confidence. He is fully equipped to make a big impact as a rookie. The Edmonton Oilers will surround him with elite offensive talent while playing a go-go style. So how can this not turn out well?Nail scored 170 points in 107 games in the Ontario Hockey League while generating comparisons to former Russian star...
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