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05-05-2012, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Xoggz22 View Post
In a way this also forces their hand a bit. If they really like him, odds are they can't trade down too far or risk losing him. They want him...take him #1 and let the chips fall where they may. On the other hand, if he is that good and makes for a tough choice for Edmonton I feel a whole lot better about him as an option at #2 for CBus

I know it won't be popular but in the event Edmonton did take Murray, I still think the CBJ should consider trading down a couple slots if they could get a nice asset or two. However, I'm not sold on Yakupov being a franchise player.
I think it would require an unreal package to get the #2 pick if Yakupov is on the board.

In the meantime, I say keep on going like this....force Edmonton to pick Murray at #1 if they want him. If a deal is made to flip picks, I still think it would be of the "change of scenery" type...everyone throws in a bunch of players who could use a change of scenery, and no one loses face in either direction.

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