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07-11-2013, 09:19 PM
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Trade and Proposals Thread XXXVII: Is MacT mostly done?

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In response to the concerns about Yak someday, maybe following in Kovalchuks footsteps and heading back to the KHL... I honestly wouldn't be worried about it.

I have nothing to go on but my gut feel and what I see when I watch Yakupov (on and off the ice)... he lives and breathes hockey and wants to be the very best he can be. He idolizes super skilled players like Bure who played on the biggest stage with the best players in the world... the NHL.

That's still the case as well, the NHL is the place to be if you want to play with the best and excel at the highest levels and push yourself to be the best you can become. Not all players have that drive and attitude but luckily for us and the Oilers I think Yakupov has that extreme burning desire to excel and become the best he can... and that goes far beyond playing just for money and/or fame.

That's not to say that someday just maybe he might head back overseas but I don't get the impression he's just in the NHL for the biggest paycheck... he wants to become a dominant world class player in the world and push his abilities to the limit and I think the NHL is still the only place you can truly do that.

My understanding also is that Yakupov comes from a fairly well to do family and imo it's probably less likely that Yakupov could/would be lured to the KHL by a huge money contract.

Anything is of course possible... so I'd never say never, but risks exist with any players... career ending injuries/sickness could happen to any player (as we've seen before), a player could demand a trade away from the team for any number of reasons (as we've seen before) or a player could just go into a terrible career ending regression and slump of epic proportions (has happened to some players in their primes)... so being able to say there is no risk with ANY certain player is a fantasy.

I actually have a strong belief that Yakupov will be with the Oilers for a long time to come and will become one of the very best players in the NHL. I'm no more worried about him departing than any of the other top players on the Oilers.
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The guy you want from the Devils on defense would be Urbom.
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Worrying about Yakupov right now is absolute unnecessary panic by oiler fans just because one Russian superstar quit the NHL. I don't feel it's right to generalize all Russian NHLers as having the same thought processes, values and mentalities.
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Can you give a scouting report on him? Is he ready for the NHL?
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Over/Under on the number of Yakupov trade proposals on HF Oilers over the next week because "oh my god he's gonna leave us": 35.

First one probably comes tomorrow.

People just need to relax. Kovalchuk has always been a little weird....im not too shocked.
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I don't think this is a major concern. AIUI, the Devils had to cooperate to release Kovy to Russia. Something about them voiding instead of tolling his contract.

The difference is the Devils wanted out from any obligation to Kovy because of the dollars involved and the situation of their ownership. Not many other Russians will be in the same position. Most teams would keep the rights to players attempting such a defection, and then the IIHF would get involved.
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A Fistric-Urbom pairing would be deadly.
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lol this. The overreaction is hilarious.
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i'm pretty sure that an NHL player can go wherever he wants outside the league when he becomes an RFA. Yak is one in two years.
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In a nutshell: He is a bigger younger possebly meaner version of Smid who can move the puck effectively. Skates well for his size.

Still raw because he's only 22. Listed as 6'5 / 215 lbs

He is ready for the NHL imo

Klefbom/Urbom pairing would be all sorts of swedish awesomeness
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That's different, of course. An RFA is not under contract.

My reply was to your fear of 'another player to follow the steps every day from now on.'

That fear is real for you, no doubt, but it is not something that should be a concern.
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Just because one KHL team can afford to pay Kovalchuk and he decides to go back home at the age of 30 doesn't mean that there's going to be an exodus of top Russian players to the KHL. What's preventing guys from signing there when they're UFAs? If they wanted to be there they would.

So why don't they go back to Russia? The NHL for the most part has better facilities, better training and medical personnel, better travel, more consistency/professionalism, less corruption, and better competition. For many this is a preferred lifestyle. I doubt very many players are going to be swayed by Kovalchuk going over just because he's a top player. They'll make their decisions on an individual basis for what's best for them.
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with kovy gone from nj. maybe nows the time to trade hemsky? but what would the oilers want in return? defense?

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Lets start the thread with some MacT strut for good luck.


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The Devils are in a pickle now for offence, and we have Hemsky... hmmmmm

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Does anyone think we could add say Sam to get Adam Henrique?

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Does anyone think we could add say Sam to get Adam Henrique?
doubtful

it would have to be one hell of a sweetener

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Does anyone think we could add say Sam to get Adam Henrique?
I think I'd rather have Gagner than Henrique, but he would make a pretty good 3rd line center for us. Hall would probably be happy to have him around too.

I'd offer Hemsky and a handful of prospects for Henrique, maybe NJ wants to restock the cupboard a bit. More likely they're looking for quality players that can help right now. But I do like Henrique, he'd be a good 3rd liner now and maybe eventually take the #2 center spot.

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I think MacT needs to move Yakupov because of the Russian factor. I don't want this guy bolting like Kovalchuk.

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Trust me, I can't stand the fact that Sam Gagner is our 2C.

But he has more value than Adam Henrique, no matter what people on HF Oil or the rest of this website have to say

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Lets start the thread with some MacT strut for good luck.

This had to be MacT walking up to Lowe and Katz to announce the Horcoff trade

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I think I'd rather have Gagner than Henrique, but he would make a pretty good 3rd line center for us. Hall would probably be happy to have him around too.
No kidding...

Gagner 48gp 14g 24a 38p -6
Henrique 42gp 11g 5a 16p -3

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I think MacT needs to move Yakupov because of the Russian factor. I don't want this guy bolting like Kovalchuk.
It is hard to judge based on just one year, but IMO Yakupov has the drive and determination to win the Stanley Cup that I think will influence him into staying. Of course his attitude could change, but is much more reliable than a Radulov, Kostitsyn, or most recently, a Kovalchuk

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Is anyone kinda pissed we didn't (seemingly) make a run at Halischuk? Seems like the quintessential MacT bottomer sixer and scored 15 goals last full season.

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No kidding...

Gagner 48gp 14g 24a 38p -6
Henrique 42gp 11g 5a 16p -3
But Henrique has a better career year Playing with Parise and Kovalchuk.....odds are he wont be repeating that anytime soon.
Maybe Broduer will ask for a trade?

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Adam Henrique is pretty over rated. Kid had a great playoffs and a decent rookie season. Hasn't done anything to deserve the over valueing he gets now, other than be irreplaceable in the devils line up.

Do the Devils have Elias wrapped up yet? If he walks they are seriously in need of Hemsky. Don't know if the Devils and Oilers are good trading partners though. I'm not interested in most of their bottom 6.

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Trust me, I can't stand the fact that Sam Gagner is our 2C.

But he has more value than Adam Henrique, no matter what people on HF Oil or the rest of this website have to say
Hit the nail right on the head

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Does anyone think we could add say Sam to get Adam Henrique?
Why on Earth would we add? They're basically the same age, and actually pretty much the same size as well. Except Gagner is a better player, a much more proven commodity, and doesn't need to leech off Kovalchuk/Parise for points.

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Hemsky for Zajac
Anyone do that?

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Hemsky for Zajac
Anyone do that?
I like Zajac but his contract is atrocious. I wouldn't take him for free because of it.

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I like Zajac but his contract is atrocious. I wouldn't take him for free because of it.
5.75 for 8 more yrs.....

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Actually I wonder if you could get the Devils to bite on

To NJ: Gagner and Hemsky

To EDM: Henrique, Carter and Gelinas

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5.75 for 8 more yrs.....
That's waaayyyy too much for Zajac especially since he would be 3rd line

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I have to say it sucks we couldn't land Monahan. He would make our bottom six more interesting for next year

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Actually I wonder if you could get the Devils to bite on

To NJ: Gagner and Hemsky

To EDM: Henrique, Carter and Gelinas
Hell no that's terrible. Henrique is not a second line center

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Hemsky for Zajac
Anyone do that?
Everyone does that except New Jersey for obvious reasons.

I think everyone's hitting the panic button in Jersey a little early.

They might not be as bad a people are expecting them to be.

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Hell no that's terrible. Henrique is not a second line center
Given the talent here, and his better size and better defensive play, he could fit nicely on the 2nd, imo.

Either way, I'm not sure this defense of Gagner, I thought we hated him now.

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