First of all thank you for all your responses thus far it has given me a better perspective! Much appreciated.
What one87 and pengwin say resonate with my philosophy well, in Yakupov I'd have an eye towards the future. While I feel the drop between Staal and Yakupov production wise is significant I don't think it's enough to stop me from competing while at the same time locking up a lw, rw and c for the foreseeable future. Not keeping RNH makes sense, I'll see out a trade and see if anyone is interested, I know a few teams are looking for young up and coming studs.
I do have one question, regarding shoeless' comment, why is Staal more valuable than Parise? I thought it would be the other way around. While Staal beat him slightly last season in hits, it should be moot since Parise missed some games, in terms of sog, I thought Parise would have an edge there, ditto +/-, and while Parise's ppp totals aren't impressive, playing with a ppp wizard like Koivu I think that will improve. I'm also under the assumption E. Staal will lose his FOW as he moves to winger to accommodate his brother though I know this move may not be permanent. Am I missing something?
Last edited by Vann; 11-15-2012 at 01:49 PM.