Off the Record (OTR)

Blues acquire Yakupov from Edmonton

Are you a St. Louis Blues fan? Are you also a fan of Nail Yakupov?

Well, then I’ve got great news! Your team just acquired him, according to the Blues’ official Twitter account.

“BREAKING NEWS: #stlblues acquire Nail Yakupov from Edmonton in exchange for Zach Pochiro and a conditional pick,” the Blues tweeted together as an entire team.

This is a good upside move. Yakupov was the first-overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, so obviously he has talent somewhere. His rookie year he had 17 goals, but his numbers have really been down since then. And he only has one year left on his contract at $2.5 million, so there isn’t a lot of risk here.

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