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01-25-2013, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
So you want to do Subban, Eller, Leblanc, 1st 2014 for Yakupov?


Sorry, but no.

1) Subban may have been drafted 45th overall, but if you look at the 2007 draft, his genuine talent rank is top-5 at worst The players comparable to or better than Subban are Patrick Kane, Logan Couture, Ryan McDonagh, and Kevin Shattenkirk. In a draft redo the top-5 of the 2007 class is a complete toss-up.

If you want to do your own research, look here:

2) Eller is a luxury 3rd line center with the potential to be a 2nd line center, he's a good player, not a throw in. This trade would weaken the Habs at both center and defense.
3) Leblanc is a genuine throw-in, I'll give you that.
4) The 2014 1st is likely to be top-5 if the team loses Subban.

Subban is probably on par with Yakupov straight up. They're both top-5 talents, but Subban is top-5 proven whereas Yakupov is top-5 potential. If Edmonton demands a throw-in, they can have Desharnais.
No Yakupov has scored twice in 3 games thus far... he's 19 yrs old, Yakupov will most likely dominate the NHL as soon as next year. Price would not compensate for him alone Price + PK would but since Edm will want to build the team on Yakupov they won't agree to do it, so the only way you can convince them is if you add your 1st overall.

How can you say PK would square up for Yakupov. PK is not in the top 10 of D. Yakupov is the number one rookie in the league and the next Calder trophy winner.

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