no way we should trade Yakupov, and especially not to the NYI
Tavares + Yakupov >> RNH + Hall
I don't get the massive amount of love Tavares gets on HF, especially on the main board. I think he is a wicked player but how can you say that? Hopkins was nearly on pace his rookie year to put up the points JT did in his 3rd season. Hall has proven he's a stud that's only improving. Yakupov hasn't even played a NHL game yet. I don't disagree that Yak could be better then Hall, but what gets me about your post is the exaggeration of talent between Nuge and JT. Call me a homer, but based on age + games played + ceiling... Hall - Hopkins > JT - Yak. Just my opinion. I'll be curious to see the numbers Nuge puts up in his 3rd season.