Discussion in 'Montreal Canadiens' started by JHabs, Oct 14, 2013.
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YES! Yakupov for Desharnais straight up E5!
At the 2012draft I was hoping Yakupov wouldn't be available at the 3rd pick. Today I'm hoping he never plays in a hab jersey.
Foolish statement. The first part is fine, hoping we got say Galchenyuk instead but to reject yakupov? meh.
There's no lying it WOULD be sweet. No question about it.
But 2 concerns:
1- Obviously, do we have what it would cost? Are we willing to trade away potentially critical piece to get a skilled scorer? Not saying yes or no, just asking the question.
2- Do you believe Yakupov would be ready to learn how to play the game more professionally? His recent declaration about not wanting to skate all the time, finish his checks, etc... are a blatant lack of willingness to be professional.
Great players learn to do the small things. Being incredibly skilled is not sufficient.
Wether it's foolish or not is interily subjective.
I would of drafted Teuvo Terravainen over Yakupov if I had the choice between both.
Yes Yakupov is highly talented. But the KHL card will be always around close, his father is always around to give him advice on his hockey career and pollute his brain. He could be the next Radulov/AK46...
I hope not.
While I understand your concerns I'd like to think the reward far exceeds the risk.
That being said, it always depends on the price.
So long as the price is right....
I'd deal with his "problems" any day if it meant we had a player with his high skill level.
You make it sound like these "problems" are just trivial aftertoughts.
They are genuine concern that any team should take into considerations, and wonder if they would be capable of making that change.
Now, I believe if any team has more chance of redeeming him, it's the Habs. Galchenyuk has already established a strong relationship with him, and might be willing to instill in him the desire to aspire to greater things. Plus.. come on. Our leadership core is much more superior than the Oiler's, which is nothing but an agglomeration of leaderless skilled players.
I'd love to have Yakupov on the Habs. That being said, I wouldn't make a trade for him if the Habs had to give up Subban, Galchenyuk, Eller, Patches or Price. And I'd be leery to part with Gallagher or McCarron. So it likely wont happen.
I'd LOVE him. I'm a huge fan. He's got his issues, but so long as the price for him isn't unbelievably high, it may be worth a shot.
Tinordi bozon and a pick
I'd rather keep Tinordi and Bozon.
We already have more then enough right handed wingers while Bozon is left handed. Also TInordi will be more useful to his team then Yakupov will.
I dont want yakupov, i want a number 2 d-man and a big mean sob for the top six
hahaha no he wont yakupov and galchenyuk would both be over a ppg together. look what galchenyuk can do with gallagher imagine yakupiv instead.
We don't have any problem scoring goals right now so I wouldn't trade for him or simply for any fowards out there. Maybe when Yakupov will be 32 years old and will want 10M$ per year/8 years he will sign with us, but I don't see him being traded to Montreal.
I hope Bergevin is more interested about doing something with our defensive top 6.
no take anything away from gallagher but yakupov is just supremely talented.. He has the potential to be a more physical phil kessel imo
This team needs many things (a no. 2 D-Men, a RW over 6 foot and a genuine no.1 Center -- that we might have, mind you).
Yakupov is none of these things.
id take that trade and run
I would do Tinordi and a 1st. He might not be tearing apart the NHL, but he is still young and mega talented.
I don't think Edmonton would accept that offer however.
In 2 years, we will have replaced Gionta with Yakupov? That would be incredible.
Edm would be dumb to trade him... really dumb but I guess everything is possible... I would be willing to part with gallagher beaulieu and 1st.
Doesn;t matter. He is extremely talented and any team would love to have him, even if he doesn't play the position that is needed
Hell no as a Habs fan. Although he's young and mega talented, he still hasnt proven himself.
Beaulieu and a 1st is as high as I would go. Gally is cheap and very productive
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