Found January 26, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Follow me on Twitter for updates and discussions: @ColinDJD __________________________________________________________________ Some may argue that the season for their team does not start until the day they play their biggest rival for the first time. Later tonight the Calgary Flames will have a chance to get their first win of the year when they host the Edmonton Oilers. The Flames are...
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Don Cherry slams Yakupov, Fleury on Coach's Corner

Watch the video hereAs we all expected, Don Cherry was going to have some interesting comments on Nail Yakupov's crazy celebration from Thursday. Tonight, on Coach's Corner, Don Cherry told Nail Yaukpov, "LA is going to remember this, they will remember this 'till the dying day, that you don't do stuff like that." Then, while CBC played Theo Fleury's...

Is Nail Yakupov’s goal celebration over the top?

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Nail Yakupov Scores Dramatic Game-Tying Goal, Turns In Wild Celebration (Video)

The Edmonton Oilers were just seconds away from suffering another home defeat, this time to the Los Angeles Kings. With just a few seconds left, though, one of the game’s best young players scored a game-changing goal to tie things up. That’s where things got got fun. No. 1 pick Nail Yakupov was able to bat the puck out of the air past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick to make it 1...

Was Yakupov's Celebration Too Much...???

((HT: Sportsnet.ca)) Here's the question of the day...??? Was the goal celebration of Edmonton Oilers rookie Nail Yakupov not enough, just enough, or too much...??? Considering it was a game-tying goal and not a game-winner... considering he's a rookie fresh off the Draft... Considering all of that stuff... The "Hockey Central" folks discuss... ...

Flames 4, Oilers 3

Lee Stempniak scored a power-play goal and added two assists to lead the Calgary Flames to their first win of the season, 4-3 over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Jay Bouwmeester, Mikael Backlund and Curtis Glencross also scored for Calgary. New Czech acquisitions Jiri Hudler and Roman Cervenka both played well in their debut on a line centered by Matt Stajan with Hudler...

LA Kings/Edmonton Oilers Finish

If you went to bed early of missed the game, here is how the latst ninute or so of regulation played out plus OT. Edmonton thinks they have tied the game at 1 with about 66 ticks left on the clock....   Then Nail Yakupov did tie the game with 4.7 seconds left... Continue reading "LA Kings/Edmonton Oilers Finish"

Yakupov ties it, Gagner wins it - Oilers vs. Kings

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A Different Look To The Battle Of Alberta

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Young Edmonton Oilers must build on big win over Los Angeles Kings

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A Time to… Celebrate?

By: Miranda Martin Miranda@prednecknation.com The day after a 10-game showcase around the league Thursday night, people are still talking about Edmonton Oilers Nail Yakupov’s goal. But it wasn’t the beautiful goal that tied the score in the final seconds of the game versus the LA Kings that fans are talking about. Instead, people are talking about Yakupov’s rink slide celebration ...

Colin Dambrauskas: Flames Mailbag

Follow me on Twitter for updates and discussions: @ColinDJD __________________________________________________________________ The Calgary Flames have a much needed two days off between games as they prepare themselves for Saturday night’s bout against the Edmonton Oilers. After a very close game against one of their rivals on Wednesday night, the Flames will enter Saturday...
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