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11-12-2012, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 5RingsAndABeer View Post
Boston is a team that has been managed very well of late. I highly doubt they would have passed up on the unanimous BPA to fill a need. That's what terribly run franchises do.
Who knows if it would have been unaimous if Hamilton was eligible after the year he had??... it's all hypotheticals, impossible to tell. You're just assuming Yakupov would be unanimous... but fact is no defenseman in that draft had a year even close to the year Hamilton had.

Also if you're going by Boston's brain trust, they don't draft Russians. Since Chia has taken over I think they have only drafted 2 to date.

Bottom line... if Edmonton offered Yak for Hamilton right now... Boston politely declines and that's all that matters here... rest is splitting hairs.

That doesn't mean Dougie will be better than Yakupov or holds more value... just that Dougie is more important to Boston than Yakupov could be.

Let's just move on.

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