Found January 21, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Nail Yakupov
TEAMS: Edmonton Oilers
Mitch Moroz wasn’t the name fans expected. No, many expected pretty much any name but with the second pick of the second round at the 2013 NHL entry draft. But the Oilers had their man with Nail Yakupov, they missed out on Henrik Samuelsson and didn’t intend to miss out on Mitch Moroz. You see, Tambellini was adamant that he was after character players, and filling needs with all remaining picks of the entry draft. With Moroz, the team took strength, skills and a personality that can at times be larger than life. Continue reading "Mitch Moroz Fighting Spirit"
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