FA Signings, Trade Rumors and Proposals Thread IX:
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11-01-2013, 12:07 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Ya, Im sure Larionov and Pulver won't bring up KHL in Yaks next contract negotiation. Lets see what happens if Mact tries to give him anything less than Nuge or Halls contract.
Seems a bit early to worry about this but ok.
Regardless, whether you think KHL is a legitimate threat or not, I still believe if you're going to trade one of the Fab 5. Yakupov is probably the one as long as the return is Size in your top 6 - ie Simmonds - B.Schenn
Yak may not have yet established himself as a bona fide scoring threat, but there's a good possibility he'll be better than both those guys put together. Simmonds' production is heavily dependent on prime PP time, he doesn't kill penalties, he's simply not a difference maker. Schenn is pretty much the same size as Yak, two years older and has yet to establish himself as much of anything at all.
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