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11-07-2013, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Regardless of whether or not he's available, the Oilers are doing a lousy job with Yakupov's development, IMO. I don't know why they're so scared of sending him to the AHL. He needs to play. Not sit in the press box while Linus Omark takes his spot.

KHL flight risk. A move like that may lead to things getting sour, that's why. People need to realize that it isn't the post Cold War anymore, there is money in Russia. The hockey and soccer players over there are getting paid, and have minor to no tax regulations.

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