Found November 12, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Nail Yakupov is frustrated with his role with the Edmonton Oilers, and he’s not keeping his thoughts to himself. The sophomore National Hockey League forward said after practice Tuesday that something had to be done about his dwindling ice time, which is obviously something he’s discussed with his agent, Igor Larionov. Larionov has stated he is making a trip to Edmonton this week to speak about his client’s status with the club “I don’t see any trust (in) me now because I play lower and lower minutes. I just want to try to help my team win every game ... but I don’t have much chance to do that,” Yakupov said. “It’s pretty hard to watch the game from the bench when my teammates are fighting for the puck, fighting for points. “I know I can do the same thing.” Yakupov went on to say that he wants to stay in Edmonton, but he is definitely not happy. He’s been a healthy scratch this season and his ice time, over the last four games, has dropped from 12:47 against the Florida Panthers to

Yakupov's agent tells Oilers he'll accept trade to any team

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.

Yakupov agent: 'Let the kid play'

The agent for Edmonton Oilers winger Nail Yakupov said Monday night that he is concerned about the limited opportunity Yakupov is getting right now in Edmonton and that if the Oilers are unhappy with the second-year player, he would be open to a trade. Hall of Famer Igor Larionov said he is going to Edmonton to watch Yakupov, the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, and to sit...

Larionov’s comments yield a Yakupov incident on Twitter

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...

Yakupov: ‘I love this city and I want to play for this team’

Despite what his agent said yesterday, Nail Yakupov doesn’t want to be traded. He wants to play for the Edmonton Oilers. “I just want to help my team win every game,” the 20-year-old said today, per the club’s Twitter account. “I love this city and I want to play for this team.” As mentioned, that flies somewhat in the face of remarks his agent, Igor Larionov, made...

Taylor Hall has empathy for Yakupov

Taylor Hall has been struggling sophomore, so he knows that Nail Yakupov’s troubles aren’t the end of the world. “Everyone goes through phases,” said Hall. “Last year he had a great year. This year he’s struggled a bit but at the same time it’s not like he’s not giving an effort and it’s not like he doesn’t try. It’s what, his 65th game? I was at the end of...

Larionov will have sit-down with Craig MacTavish about Nail Yakupov

Igor Larionov, who was in the crowd Wednesday night watching Nail Yakupov play 13 minutes and the Edmonton Oilers fall 3-0 to the Dallas Stars, will talk with Oilers GM Craig MacTavish about his struggling client Thursday. “Craig and I will sit down tomorrow (Thursday). I just got into town and I haven’t had a chance yet. But we have a nice relationship. He played the game,...

Oilers Nail Yakupov says “I love to be in Edmonton”

It is no secret that the Edmonton Oilers are struggling this season and it also is not a secret that former first round pick Nail Yakupov has been in plenty of trade rumors. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, the Oilers forward told reporters that he has not asked for a trade and has no desire to leave the team. “I don’t want to talk about anything bad,” Yakupov said. “I just...

Matt Henderson: Igor Larionov: Yakupov Open To Trade

Igor “The Professor” Larionov is making all kinds of waves right now on his client’s behalf and they are not the kind that many Oiler fans will be happy about. At the red carpet of the Hockey Hall of Fame Larionov has opened up to Craig Custance about the situation Nail Yakupov finds himself in and it isn’t pretty. Igor Larionov says he's got a trip planned...

Colin Dambrauskas: Yakupov and Gardiner? Leafs Interested in Fiddler

Follow Colin on Twitter!: @ColinDJD With the constant rumors surrounding Nail Yakupov, and of course the Toronto Maple Leafs being involved in just about every trade discussion, I thought I would comment on some rumblings that the Leafs should make a move with the Oilers involving Yakupov. As the title suggests, the Oilers first overall selection from 2012 is currently going...

MacTavish Not Happy With Report From ESPN

from the CP at Sportsnet, Craig MacTavish isn’t taking too kindly to comments made by Nail Yakupov’s agent about his client’s role with the Edmonton Oilers. A day after Igor Larionov told that he’d be open to a trade from the Oilers, MacTavish accused the reporter (Craig Custance) who wrote the story of "manufacturing it" and defended the team’s...

Matt Henderson: G20 Oilers vs Stars: Horc Comes Home

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TSN’s Insider Trading segment addresses Yakupov’s future, Stamkos’s status and more

TSN's Darren Dreger, Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun offered a slate of scoops on the latest episode of TSN's Insider Trading, and ESPN's Pierre LeBrun's GM's meetings blog entry (it's a blog entry, not a blog, Mr. LeBrun), and the gents covered oodles of issues, starting with Nail Yakupov... Is there any chance Nail Yakupov ends up being traded out of...

Eklund: The Russian Alexandre Daigle? Trade Winds Rush in Western Canada.

Trade winds continue out West in the Great White North and I will get to that below... but first... What do you think of Nail Yakupov? He is one of my favorite players to enter the NHL in years and let me be totally upfront and a bit apologetic to Alexandre Daigle...Daigle was also one of my favorite players to come into the NHL as well. I loved watching Daigle play and skate and any game...

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.

Goalie Fights And Listen To The Professor

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, — At the GMs’ meeting, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan showed clips of lopsided fights. No one made a peep about suspensions in those cases. So why should Emery be suspended? Because he and Holtby are goalies? Because Holtby didn’t want to fight at first? Holtby did engage; he just got his butt kicked. There have been several examples...
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