At first I thought the same...Strome is a little too much overpayment to move up 3 lousy spots. Mind you, I'd slightly overpay to get Yakupov. We need some energy with this team...we need something so PR can run with it to get us more fans.
You have to read carefully though.
"The Oilers would likely need to kick in something to make it happen. Maybe an extra pick, or maybe a player like Theo Peckham. The Islanders need D as much as the Oilers do. Maybe Colten Teubert instead of Peckham?"
I have no idea who these people are...just give me a 2nd in 2013 and 2014. So Yakuov/other player for Reinhart/Strome and 2 x 2nd round picks. I'm thinking we could land better players with those 2nd round picks and or use them to trade up in a much better draft.