Thread: Proposal: Yakupov
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10-25-2012, 09:39 PM
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I don't see the Oilers moving Yakupov unless an untouchable's name is put on the table. He's looked great early in his KHL career and has an insane shot. Reminiscent of an early Ovechkin with his ability to score from beyond the circles with a wrister.

Besides, there is some cache in being able to boast 1st overall picks. Everyone knows that they have a great track record. The Oilers got Schultz in large part because they had three of them close to his age. Holding on to all three is something they can use to lure other FAs to Edmonton. After a new arena deal gets inked and the kids improve as projected, of course.

Right now, Yakupov is worth more to us than just his considerable upside. He'd be hard to pry away.

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