Better Lait Than Never: Kailer Yamamoto and Klim Kostin trade reaction

11 months ago
It’s always a hard time day when fan favourites get traded and that’s exactly what happened yesterday as the Edmonton Oilers traded Kailer Yamamoto and Klim Kostin to the Detroit Red Wings for future considerations.
With money being as tight as it is in Edmonton, it wasn’t at all surprising to see Ken Holland trade Kailer Yamamoto as a means of saving some space. That said, I’m sure we would have all liked to see a return better than zero — yeah I know they gained the cap space but you know what I mean. To make matters worse, at least for some of us, it looks like the payment to have Detroit take Yamo off our hands was to include Klim Kostin, a fan favourite that came over from the St. Louis Blues only last year. While there were rumours that Kostin could have ended up back in Russia, I was always hoping that this was a bargaining tactic by his agent. Unfortunately, the Real Klim Shady is going to be a Red Wing for the foreseeable future and that hurts. As for Yamamoto, news broke this morning that he’s being bought out by Detroit and will be hitting the open market when free agency kicks off tomorrow. With that in mind, I figured I would do a quick farewell to two of our favourites as we wait to see who comes in to replace them.
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