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06-30-2012, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by JustAnotherHockeyFan View Post
That would be tampering if they did know.
No it wouldn't, there were plenty of rumors leaked that he wanted to play in Canada (in particular out West) and that he wanted to play big minutes right away. The Oilers were able to offer both those things to him, and a young group that he can grow with.

Plus it's not like they reached in Yakupov, he was most peoples #1. But they were definitely interested in Murray also, maybe the likelihood they would be favorites for Schultz gave them the extra confidence they needed to take Yakupov.

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