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06-06-2012, 03:05 PM
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Yakupov's agent: possible that Leafs going to trade for Yak and Galchenyuk
I apologize if this has been posted already.
Nail Yakupov's agent, Igor Larionov, was quoted yesterday in an article at Oilers nation as saying :
"I also know the Habs want to get one of my guys – either Nail or Alex [Galchenyuk]. So do the Leafs.
It is possible that the Leafs are going to trade their draft pick and get both of them.
The full article is here.
It seems very odd that an agent would mention something like that. I can't imagine he would come up with that out of the blue. I'd imagine Burke wouldn't be impressed with having his plans leaked to the media, or maybe that's exactly what he wants.
I'm just curious what possible scenarios there could be for Burke to acquire both Galchenyuk AND Yakupov. I really don't see what Burke could offer up without giving up the Leafs own #5 pick. Keep in mind the Oilers are hoping to end their rebuild soon, so future picks likely aren't too enticing even if they are probable lottery picks.
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