Thread: Proposal: Yakupov
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10-26-2012, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Fogelhund View Post

What about Cody Hodgson and Tyler Myers for Yakupov?

Or Cory Schneider and Kassian for Yakupov?

How about Malcolm Subban and Dougie Hamilton for Yakupov?
I would do any of those if I was Edmonton.

Hodgson - Two-way top 6 centre. Unlikely to hit the #1 C aspirations people thought he would a few years ago, but he solidifies Edmonton down the middle with RNH/Hodgson
Myers - Gives you a true pillar to build around on the blueline. He's that potential high end piece Edm is missing back there.

Fills two major holes.

Schneider - One of the best young goalies in the league. Has put up better numbers than Luongo, who has been a top 10 goalie for a long time. Edm would be greatly improved with elite goaltending
Kassian - Edm could use a bit more size/grittiness in their top 6. Not the best piece out of all of these, but still fills a need

Fills one major hole and one minor hole

Hamilton - Arguably the best defence prospect in the world. Has the size, skill, and skating to be a true franchise D.
Subban - A big question mark as he was JUST drafted, and goalies take a while. But he looks GREAT. Would instantly become Edmontons best hope for a #1 Goalie down the line. In a few years, Edm would have a great group of forwards, a great D corps, and hopefully a budding star in net to play behind a solid team

Potentially fills two major holes

VS

Keeping Yakupov, who is fairly redundant since Edm already has Hall/Eberle (not to mention Hemsky). The team doesn't need three franchise wingers. They need another Centre, a top end D, and a #1 G. Trading Yakupov could go a long ways to filling a few holes and making the team much more competitive

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