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10-03-2013, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by FF de Mars View Post
If Yakupov were a RFA, it would be a good deal to sign him and pay five 1st rounders. How is this deal different ? I love Eller and Pleks and the two 1st, but Yakupov is elite.
Yakupov isn't an entire team!

You could trade Plekanec or Eller or the first round picks INDIVIDUALLY for a good scoring winger or top-3 defenceman. Is Yakupov worth that? Not even close! Is he worth 5 first round picks? Not even close! I seriously can't see him getting an offer sheet like that. Would that type of trade make us better now or in the future? I don't think so.

It's fine to like a player and want him on your team but seriously, this is a team game and there's no sense in spending all of your present and future assets to acquire one player that MIGHT end up being a special player.

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