Richard Cloutier, the excellent Edmonton Oilers blogger at HockeyBuzz, came up with a rather interesting idea yesterday.
Trading P.K Subban for Nail Yakupov.
While I doubt this would ever happen, especially in the form of a one-for-one deal, his logic makes sense.
The Oilers have a wealth of top-six talent but, in spite of the acquisition of Justin Schultz, still need help on the back end. Conversely, the Montreal Canadiens could profit greatly from reuniting Nail with his Sarnia Sting teammate Alex Galchenyuk, whom the Habs drafted third overall in June.
Would you make this kind of a deal?
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