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04-09-2014, 08:38 PM
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We'd have to number one unless we could acquire someone else. I'd rather keep Maatta over Yak too. Even though I think Yak will come around.

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Although Yak would be a sweet acquisition. Lets say this...

If Fluery goes Scrivens+++++ comes back

If Maatta goes its for Yak++

Maatta has shown he could be our best defenseman for YEARS to come.
Maybe that's what you feel it would take for you to want to trade them but that's not their value

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No way in hell we give up Maatta.

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Oilers say no.
Pittsburgh says no. The Pens would be getting hosed. Yakupov is a malcontent and is more than likely going to be a huge disappointment.

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04-09-2014, 11:15 PM
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Easy no.

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04-09-2014, 11:33 PM
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Pittsburgh says no. The Pens would be getting hosed. Yakupov is a malcontent and is more than likely going to be a huge disappointment.
You must watch him a lot right to be able to make such comments....

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Argue whether he's riding Crosby's back or not, he's just under a point per game the last two seasons, he's pretty talented. Yakupov definitely has the potential to be better but wouldn't immediately be.
Yep...and there's not even a discussion to be had about him being better than Neal.

Pittsburgh says no. Even if Bylsma was miraculously fired tomorrow, Yakupov is a poor fit for both Sid & Geno in my mind. He's a lousy fit for Sid, who needs guys who go to the net and win board battles, and Geno needs a puck retrieval guy himself as Neal is already the triggerman on that line.

I don't think Yakupov is completely spoiled as far as his NHL future is concerned, not at all, I just see him as a bad fit for the Penguins as they're built right now, and a worse fit for a team in the Pacific Division. Put him in a place like Long Island and I think he'd flourish.

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From an unbiased outsider.

Maatta for Yakupov 1 for 1 seems pretty fair.

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04-10-2014, 12:26 AM
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What makes me laugh is how People describe Yakupov like he is a 38 year old on his last legs. Come on Hf be better posters.

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04-10-2014, 02:04 AM
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What makes me laugh is how People describe Yakupov like he is a 38 year old on his last legs. Come on Hf be better posters.
Well when you never actually watch him and really know nothing about him besides that he had a bad season then it's the logical assumption

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Eh... how about no.

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04-10-2014, 04:07 AM
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Oiler fans must think Yak is still worth the 1st overall pick. Another season like this past one, and I think he jets for Russia.

As for the trade, I wouldn't trade Maatta for Yak barring huge, unrealistic overpayment.

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04-10-2014, 04:30 AM
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What makes me laugh is how People describe Yakupov like he is a 38 year old on his last legs. Come on Hf be better posters.
Nobody's talking about Yakupov like that. Pens fans just don't want to trade a younger, currently better player for him, let alone add their #1 goalie and have the only Oilers sweetener be a defense prospect they don't need.

They're a contender. Trading the two best, most established players in a deal for wildcards would be stupid.

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04-10-2014, 07:35 AM
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Yakupov to anyone EDM doesn't want him at all!

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Teams don't trade that high potential prospects at all time low value, EDM will rather see him bust,than trade him for some low offer

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What makes me laugh is how People describe Yakupov like he is a 38 year old on his last legs. Come on Hf be better posters.
I haven't seen anyone in this thread say anything even remotely close to that. Only that he's not necessarily a good fit on the Pens/with Crosby or Malkin or that we would prefer to keep Maatta.

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Teams don't trade that high potential prospects at all time low value, EDM will rather see him bust,than trade him for some low offer
Low offer? I don't know if I should or

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Nope. We don't need Fleury, Scrivens and Fasth are both better and Klefbom is as good as Määttä. If Pens wants Yakupov, Malkin is coming back.

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Nope. We don't need Fleury, Scrivens and Fasth are both better and Klefbom is as good as Määttä. If Pens wants Yakupov, Malkin is coming back.
lol I hate the pens but you gotta be kidding with malkin for yak!

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04-10-2014, 08:59 AM
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Nope. We don't need Fleury, Scrivens and Fasth are both better and Klefbom is as good as Määttä. If Pens wants Yakupov, Malkin is coming back.
Scrivens and Fasth are better than Fleury
Klefbom is as good as Maatta
It would take Malkin to get Yakupov

Holy overrating. Your homer/bias is showing.

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No from the Oilers

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You guys (as in the Pens) really should have ponied up for Hemksy rather than settling for Stepniak, since we are talking oilers/sens.

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Pens say no. We need Maatta with our FA defensemen this year, and we have nobody to replace Fleury.
What happened to Vokoun? Did he officially retire yet or on long term injured?

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Two busted former 1st overalls exchanged. Good value.

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04-10-2014, 10:15 AM
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What happened to Vokoun? Did he officially retire yet or on long term injured?
He just got sent to WBS for a conditioning assignment. So I guess we'll find out in the next few days if he's ready to return. He's a UFA after this season anyway and even if he wasn't, with his health concerns I don't think the Pens could trade Fleury & rely on him as #1. He's got the talent IMO, but if his clotting issues returned the Pens would be screwed.

Edit: he hinted that he probably would retire after the season either way.
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That's up to the coaches,” Vokoun said. “When we talked back in January, I told them I'm open-minded. Regardless of what happened, I was 90 percent sure it was going to be my last season anyway.

Read more: http://triblive.com/sports/penguins/...#ixzz2yUsHhDwF

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