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Nail Yakupov is not going to be traded.
Nail Yakupov is not going to be sent to the press box tonight in Tampa Bay to be replaced by Linus Omark.
The Edmonton Oilers are going to take all the time in the world to develop the Russian sniper.
The 20-year-old is going to be cuddled and coddled with equal measures of tough love mixed in here and there.
Hear this. Hear this.
The Oilers believe in Nail Yakupov and his future here and are going proceed to try build his spirit rather than kill it.
If you needed GM Craig MacTavish to climb to the top of the Empire State Building and proclaim it, he probably would have done so.
MacTavish talked to agent Igor Larianov and Yakupov himself by phone Wednesday morning from Manhattan where his presence with Kevin Lowe at a New York Rangers game led to rumors out of the East that the Oilers brass was there to trade Yakupov.
Coach Dallas Eakins talked to Yakupov on the ice at practice in Tampa Bay so the Russian who was selected No. 1 overall...
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Don’t expect Nail Yakupov to arrive on Broadway
As often happens in the Twitterverse and blogosphere, a pretty harmless tweet set off a frenzy among Rangers fans over the last 36 hours.
A few writers noted that Edmonton president of hockey operations Kevin Lowe, GM Craig MacTavish and special adviser Mark Messier(!) were in attendance for New York’s 2-1 loss to the Ducks on Monday...
Edmonton Oilers winger Jordan Eberle got traded for Steve Stamkos in a funny Coke Zero TV commercial that’s a runaway hit on nhl.com and on YouTube, but that was play acting.
Eberle knows it would never happen in real life.
“I think I was the guinea pig. He went out and scored five (against my team) and I was minus five in the (make-believe) game,” said Eberle, who’ll see...
The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Linus Omark from the Oklahoma City Barons according to the team’s official Twitter account.
Omark has been lighting it up in the AHL so far this season with a team best 8 goals and 12 points in 12 games for the Barons. Three of his eight goals have come on the power play which, at this point having Omark join the Oilers man advantage...
Flyers insider Tim Panaccio has reported that Philadelphia is discussing acquiring 23-year old right winger Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers. Eberle was drafted 22nd overall back in 2008, and has established himself as one of the premier playmakers in the league at a young age. In 2011-12, Eberle scored 34 goals and posted 76 points in 78 games. In the lockout-shortened 2012...
The Edmonton Oilers are getting healthy up front just in time to lose key players on the blue line. Defenseman Justin Schultz has yet to resume skating yet, and is unlikely to play against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday or the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. He’s been unable to hit the ice since leaving practice early last Friday.
It was reported by the Edmonton Sun that Schultz...
Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall will make his return to the lineup on Thursday when the team visits the Tampa Bay Lightning at Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Marc Ciampa of Edmontonoilers.com reported the news via his Twitter account on Thursday. According to Ciampa, 15 forwards were on the ice for the team's morning skate, including Hall and Jesse Joensuu.
Hall, who has three...
The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames are two of the fiercest rivals in the NHL, but that hasn’t prevented them from making a trade early in the 2013-14 NHL season.
Edmonton has dealt defenseman Ladislav Smid and goaltender Olivier Roy to Calgary in exchange for two prospects, center Roman Horak and goaltender Laurent Brossoit.
#Oilers acquire G Laurent Brossoit and C Roman...
The Edmonton Oilers were surely busy before the weekend kicked off. Full details on #Oilers trade with @NHLFlames, bringing in goalie @LBrossoit and centre Roman Horak | READ > http://t.co/kPbsI8vfZb — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 9, 2013 Smid was originally drafted ninth overall during the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks but was later traded to Edmonton [...]
The Edmonton Oilers traded defenseman Ladislav Smid and goalie prospect Olivier Roy to the Calgary Flames on Friday for center Roman Horak and goalie prospect Laurent Brossoit.
Smid, from the Czech Republic, had a goal and an assist in 17 games this season for the Oilers. He has 11 goals and 54 assists in 474 NHL games, all with the Oilers.
Horak, also from the Czech Republic,...
The Edmonton Oilers say they have a verbal agreement in place to sign goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to a one-year contract.
Bryzgalov's deal was contingent on the completion of trade with the Calgary Flames that cleared defenseman Ladislav Smid's $3.5 million cap hit off the books.
The Philadelphia Flyers bought out of the final seven years of Bryzgalov's $51 million, nine...
What happened to the Battle of Alberta? The Edmonton Oilers traded prominent defenceman Ladislav Smid to their biggest rivals the Calgary Flames this evening. The deal was concocted to free up cap space, allowing the Oilers to sign free agent…Read more →The post Edmonton Oilers trade defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Calgary Flames appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
The Edmonton Oilers have parted ways with defenceman Ladislav Smid.
On Friday, the Oilers announced they had traded Smid and goaltending prospect Olivier Roy to the Calgary Flames in exchange for centre Roman Horak and goaltender Laurent Brossoit.
Horak, 22, originally selected by the New York Rangers in the fifth round – 127th overall – in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, has spent...
#Oilers have reached a verbal agreement on a one-year contract with G Ilya Bryzgalov, pending completion of today's EDM-CGY trade.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 9, 2013