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01-25-2013, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
PK is an enormous price on his own.

Yakupov is amazing and maybe he'll be the best scorer in the league at some point but he's still a prospect. PK is a 23 year old legit first line defender right now.

I could understand this if PK was still a prospect. Back when he was developing there was a lot of skepticism about his defense. But he's now a proven NHL player who's actually shown in some instances the ability to control a game. He's only going to improve.

It doesn't make sense to deal PK ++++ for a prospect. If anything I'd be asking the Oilers to include a pick if that deal went down.

Five years from now the question may seem silly. Maybe Yakupov will be the league's best scorer and Subban will be an average top pairing blueliner. But based on what we KNOW today, your trade suggestion doesn't make sense.

It esp doesn't make sense to deal away our first pick when we're coming off a 15th place finish and dealing away PK could ensure that we finish there again. If that happened it would be PK + a top prospect for another team's top prospect... makes no sense. If anything it should be Edmonton including their first. Then maybe it starts to make at least some sense from our perspective. But even there, if we deal PK our biggest need becomes finding a number one blueliner to build around so...
N.O., no.

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