Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part VIII
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02-20-2012, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Capitlols View Post
Uhh in his scenario we would trade 3 1sts for Yakupov, or that's what's implied at least. You don't do that when W is strength, re-analyze the GM if he considers it.
There's no such thing as strength when it comes to players of that caliber. At worst you turn around and trade him for an equivalent player at the position you need. But generally those players push your other depth at the same position out of the picture and you trade that and build around them.

And yes, with Ovechkin slumping and Semin uncertain to stick around, we could use another dynamic winger, especially one who plays like Yakupov.

That said Columbus or Edmonton or whoever aren't gonna trade first overall for 3 firsts that aren't in the top 5. That's beyond wishful thinking. All one of them has to imagine is trading Stamkos, Tavares, RNH for 3 lower players from those drafts and they'd be huddled in the corner crying at the thought.

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