Found November 12, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Nail Yakupov
TEAMS: Edmonton Oilers
The Twitter world is going a little crazy over the following Tweets from ESPN's Craig Custance: Igor Larionov says he's got a trip planned to Edmonton to discuss how Nail Yakupov is being used. Pretty unhappy. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) November 11, 2013 If EDM unhappy with him, Larionov said Yak open to trade: "We're willing to make a move. Any team. That happens and that's part of life." — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) November 12, 2013 @HockeyOrDie @mc79hockey To be clear, when I said pretty unhappy, was referring to Larionov. Said he wants answers. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) November 12, 2013 You can imagine that the Oilers' press corps is weighing in, with the Edmonton Journal's David Staples offering the following... Continue reading "Larionov’s comments yield a Yakupov incident on Twitter"

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The drama continues between the Edmonton Oilers and 2012 1st overall draft pick Nail Yakupov. Twitter went crazy last night with news that Yakupov’s agent, Hockey Hall of Fame member Igor Larionov, will be meeting with the Oilers to discuss…Read more →The post Yakupov’s agent to meet with the Edmonton Oilers appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

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Where does this rank in the greatest hockey celebrations?

No idea on the backstory to this. Just saw Mission Hockey link to this video on Facebook. Dude has moves. Your move, Nail Yakupov.
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