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03-26-2013, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by jumptheshark View Post
Eksucks is reporting the following trades

Team AAcquiredTeam BAcquired
Yakupov, Habby, MPS, Ana 2nd :Ryan Murray, Tim Erickson, Steve Mason, NYR 1st
table]Team AAcquiredTeam BAcquired
Eric Belanger :Ruslain Fedentko
Alex Hemsky and Ryan Jones :Peter Mueller and Scottie Upshall
Yakupov trade is not that bad...

I see it as...

Yakupov for Murray + NYR 1st (addresses Oilers big need plus get a premium back in deep draft)

MPS for Erixon (Enigma F for Enigma D... again addresses Oilers big need for something that Oilers have lots of)

Khabibulin + 2nd for Mason (Khabi is gone anyway at end of year so it is a 2nd for Mason... good change of scenery trade and he is at least a better backup option than Danis or Bunz or Roy next year)

I say good job. Not an easy trade to make but Murray-Schultz is a top pairing for many years... Yakupov may have never been the guy behind RNH Eberle Hall 2013 top pick and Gagner

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