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03-10-2012, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by sukimono View Post
Eller isn't as good as Staal on the PK mainly because of his reach which is obviously not the same. There's no one untouchable when it comes to getting an elite forward. But like i said, there's no way we could get Yakupov by throwing eller and 2 picks.
Thing is, if Columbus doesn't want a Russian because of their Filatov situation (shouldn't matter since Yakupov is already in NA, but you never know), or because their plan is to re-build from the back end and they want a D, they'd be crazy not to trade down...

Movement in the top 3 isn't that rare in draft without a clear number one. Even though Yakupov is the clear top prospect this year, the Russian factor and his size could bump him out of the top spot on some lists...

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