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03-30-2012, 05:46 PM
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If we get Yakupov, I won't be disappointed by any means, but I sure will be confused as to where the team goes from there. Unless the guy feels as comfortable on LW as he does on right, you're left with Hemsky, Eberle, and Yakupov on that right side. Eberle is not getting traded by any means, and Hemsky just signed a new deal. Do you start the guy at a position he isn't comfortable with? Do you look to trade Hemsky? At what point in the season?
You "cope" with the depth that Yakupov would bring to the lineup. I have no doubt there would be injuries every year so slotting him in wouldn't be a problem.
Hell if it becomes that big a problem that they have too much talent on the top lines... trade him away for a top dman.
Adding Yakupov would be a sick addition and would give the offense and PP another dimension. With talent like that you don't have to worry about him finding a suitable spot in the lineup.
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