You don't REALLY have to read the article, not really all that interesting. Igor Larionov, the agent for both Yakupov and Galchenyuk, stated that the Oilers, Canadiens, and Leafs are all very interested in his 2 clients. The big line comes right at the beginning of the article where the author of the article throws in the important line "One of the NHLís top offensive draft prospects, Nail Yakupov or Alex Galchenyuk, could become Toronto Maple Leafs, according to the Sarnia Sting starsí agent Igor Larionov. Or possibly both of them."
This happening certainly entails trading for the 1st overall pick from Edmonton, who may or may not need a pick coming back at all, and then either obtaining another pick and moving up again or moving up from pick 5 to (hopefully) pick 3 and the Montreal Canadiens.
This would be some real Sedin twins type of action out of Brian Burke and would really have to be the biggest move of Burke's career for him to pull it off. The Sedin draft was weak and really only had 2 names in it and he got both of them. This one is weak but not nearly as bad so its less likely that teams will want to move right out of the draft. So the real question becomes...
Is this possible?
Could this really be pulled off?
How excited would you be to have Yakupov and Galchenyuk on the top line for the next 10-15 years like the Sedin twins in Vancouver?