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10-30-2012, 08:57 AM
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IMO you'd be silly not to entertain a Yakopov for Bogosian deal.
With Enstrom, Buff, Hainsey, Stuart, and Postma and Trouba coming up, the Jets would be fine on D in the next couple of years.
They need elite forward talent, and Yak fits the bill.
You ignor the Jets needs. Last year Jets played a pretty soft game, with a few exceptions. So trading their 6'3 230 lbs big hitting shutdown d-man for an 18 year old Russian who plays along the edges is certainly not going to help that. Wing is probably the Jets strength with a 20 year old 30 goal winger in Kane and their top point getter in Wheeler.
Finally the Jets d will not be fine without Bogo. Enstrom is offensively gifted but is undersized, Buff also offensively gifted but tends to play like a rover and IMO is a defensive liability. Hainsey is on the last year of a contract that drastically over pays him so he likely won't be around unless he signs for a lot less. Postma has yet to show a defensive side to his game that will allow him to be a regular. I love Stuart and he is as tough as nails but he is a third pairing plugger. Trouba will be a good one but he is an 18 year old freshman and is likely 3 or 4 years away. Bogo is our most complete d-man and is as of now and at 22 is our only hope for an all around franchise defenseman.
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