Just read this, I wouldn't mind this at all. Yakupov has star power and some serious skills. The Russian factor is scary but besides that I wouldn't have a problem with him next to JT on the power play.
Go for the 2nd pick man. The 1st costs way to much. With the 2nd we will walk away with one of two players that can help us next year. Yak or Murray. Besides Columbus seems to want Forsberg and may have a pretty good shot to get him at 4 which will make it cheaper to aquire the 2nd. I'm pretty high on Strome and we can still get a decent player at 4.
What a crock of ****. No way would i trade trade strome to move up to #1 let them sit there and take Yakupov or trade past us. I would not give up more than a 2nd. The guy is in fantasy land. He even thinks that Yandle can be had for two 2nd and a player they can't seem to give away fast enough.