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11-07-2013, 07:59 AM
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RangerBoy
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Yakupov is not being traded

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2013/11/0...g-nail-yakupov

Edmonton isn't making the playoffs. Is their #1 pick in 2014 in play? They will have a top 5 pick. None of the conditional stuff about protecting the pick if its in the top 3 or top 5. None of that ********.

Can any of the 2014 top picks play in the NHL next season?

DZ for the pick.

That doesn't help the Rangers this season.

Edmonton agrees to pick up 50% of Hemsky's contract. The max is 50%.

DZ is at $2.55M. Hemsky has a $5M cap hit. Picking up 50% evens out the money. Its 50% of the salary and cap hit.

DZ for #1 pick in 2014 which allows the Rangers to add a top young player and 50% of Hemsky. They can let Hemsky walk away as a free agent in the summer.

I hate Hemsky but the pick could turn into a very good player.

Edmonton gets DZ. Hemsky gives the Rangers a right handed shot.

The idea is to turn Del Zotto into a forward or even into another D. If you can't make a trade for a player,then trade for the pick and you select the player. It will be a high pick.

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