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10-03-2013, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by oilersfan11 View Post
Eberle goes before Yakupov.
This ^, and before Ebs Hemsky goes buh-bye.

We understand Yak is going nowhere.
That said, as courtesy answer to OP, Rangers would do

Stepan + MDZ + Girardi + Boyle
Yakupov + J. Schultz

Step = legit 1c (not elite top 10, but legit 1c) w/vision as good as RNH (RNH a little better shot)
MDZ = lefty block Howson covets
Girardi = D first D, minutes eater together this is a matching L-D first pair
Boyle = bottom pair C/LW, good on faceoffs, D, shows up for playoffs

Yakupov = bonafide lefty sniper at LW where Rangers are thin
J Schultz = top pair righty w/offense NY needs, great combo w/McDonagh

On paper seems win-win, allows NY to redeploy logjams at C and LD, gives Oil more than OP asked for.

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