Thread: Proposal: Edm: Yak - fla: Gudbranson
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09-12-2012, 03:03 PM
dave babych returns
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Originally Posted by s7ark View Post
As an Oiler fan I would have absolutely no interest in that deal. Or any deal around Yakupov for Gudbranson. I want to see what Yakupov can do here.
Fair enough.

I guess as an outside observer it seems like Edmonton is going to have a real wealth of skill forwards who don't intimidate physically, and may have a pretty decent set of mobile defensemen a few years down the line, but will need some very fortuitous developments to ice a defense that is anywhere near championship calibre while they've still got all these other kids under contract.

Maybe they can win like the Hurricanes did with a relatively unheralded blueline but I don't think that's the way to build.

But hey, they just drafted Yakupov, he's almost certainly going to be a great player in the league and I'd be excited to watch him and see what he's got as well.

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