There is a rumor circulating the internet that the Leafs might trade up for Nail Yakupov and for Alex Galenchyuk. The other possiblity is the Canadiens trading to draft Yakupov and then drafting Galenchyuk. I doubt this happens as the Canadiens are not in as much supply at defense as the Leafs. If the Leafs can do perhaps Schenn + prospect for the 1st OVR and then trade up for the 3rd, I believe that Burke could be able to pull off what he did with the Sedin twins, except with Yakupov and Galenchyuk. Thoughts?
"[Oilers GM Steve] Tambellini told me: 'We like him [Yakupov]. We want him. But we're going to make a decision the day before the draft'. I also know the Habs want to get one of my guys — either Nail or Alex [Galchenyuk]. So do the Leafs. It is possible that the Leafs are going to trade their draft pick and get both of them. There is a possibility like that. Nail and Alex went to New Jersey for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. After this they met Leafs GM Brian Burke. Then Nail met with the Habs."