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06-15-2012, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Mayor Bee View Post
It strikes me as clever...if Edmonton wants Murray, they're doing to either have to flip picks or else draft him #1 overall. And if it leaves Yakupov at #2 and Columbus isn't sold on him, suddenly #2 becomes extremely valuable and I'd expect a trade at that point.
If Yakupov drops to the CBJ at #2 and they really don't want him, I would imagine a flip with Montreal would make a lot of sense. CBJ ensures they get their guy and Montreal gets Yakupov to market in a hockey mad city that needs something like this.

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