Thread: Speculation: Winnipeg Jets 2013 Draft Talk
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09-26-2012, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield View Post
Uh, I would have LOVED to get Yakupov, pretyy sure 29 other teams would still be ecstatic to have him as well. This minor blip about transfer agreement is not much of anything, IMO. He was easily the best player in the draft last year, there's a reason the Oilers passed on a HUGE need in Murray to take him, he is a special player. One maybe half season (even full season) is not going to make any kind of difference...(he'll be back in KHL soon, it's a money grab by Sarnia, IMO)
That's likely the case. Now that I've read up a bit more on it, it looks to be just the IIHF and Hockey Canada following protocol, not acting out of petty jealousy. If Sarnia can't have their star player playing for them, they want to be compensated somehow. I only wonder at the fallout that will ensue if Sarnia forces Yakupov to play for them. >_>

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