Thread: Proposal: Edmonton, Phoenix, Pittsburgh
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11-08-2012, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by CSimpson18 View Post
Yakupov? (Arguably) the single best offensive prospect in the world? That seems like a pretty strong incentive for a low scoring team with a strong blue line and dman prospect pool.
Like I said before, you don't take a risk when trading a #1 defenseman, I don't see what is so hard to understand about that. If Edmonton wants Yandle or OEL, Phoenix would ask for Hall/RNH/Eberle as a base.

Also, I'm pretty sure Phoenix, who just won their division with their current line up and runs a very strong defensive system, would prefer to keep their top pairing studs over a shiny goal scoring winger.

I'm not saying Yakupov doesn't hold value, you're just not going to get a team to give up a vital piece of their core to get him. Now hypothetically, if OEL wasn't going to re-sign in Phoenix it would be a different story. OEL for Yakupov would be a very good trade for both teams, but Phoenix has no need to take the risk as is.

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