Thread: Prospect Info: Tell me about Nail Yakupov
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04-11-2012, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Smartguy View Post
If we do end up selecting yak will he make the team right out of camp, as well what will happen when ebs nuge hall and PRV possibly as well want more expansive contracts? It will make it hard to put in a good goaltender and defense
You cross that bridge when to get it. If they are deserving of huge contracts, that's a good thing, it means they preformed and earned them. One day they might have to trade one or two of them. They will bring back solid returns, it's the cycle of being a professional hockey team. You don't pass on Yakupov just because someday he's gonna make a lot of money. Them earning large contracts is a good thing, it means they've had success.

Look at Pitt...

Malkin 8.7
Crosby 8.7
Neal 5
Staal 4
Fleury 5
Letang 3.5
Martin 5
Michalek 4
Orpik 3.75
Kunitx 3.75

They paid their better players money, and filled in the rest with cheaper young guys. Staal has one year left before he's a UFA, will they be able to sign him? My guess is no. It's all part of the cycle.

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