Go on and put the Red Scare tactics back in the closet for another year. Nail Yakupov has signed his entry level deal. The deal is a standard, three year entry level deal. Cap hit is not yet known, but you can safely assume the 2012 first overall pick might get a bonus on top of his rookie-based salary.
I don’t think Yakupov ever considered playing anywhere other than Edmonton. Now, it’s official.
Check the Yakupov deal off your list. What’s left to do this offseason? A second pairing NHL defenceman, and a backup goaltender.
Alright, how about a second pairing defenceman. Get that, and I”ll be OK.
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