Found June 02, 2012 on
Could Eklund please add a picture of Nail Yakupov in an Oilers jersey? Just cut the head off of a Shawn Horcoff picture, and stick Yak's head on. Yakupov, sooner or later (hopefully sooner once Horcs gives up his jersey number, or better yet, gets dealt) will wear #10 for Edmonton.
You can start the draft today. It's over.
Did you see Nail Yakupov at the NHL Combine? You don't ever...ever.....
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In the previous two drafts, the Edmonton Oilers landed cornerstone forwards Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the first overall pick.They pick first overall in this NHL Draft as well. Sarnia Sting winger Nail Yakupov appears to be the top prospect available, but Everett Silvertips defenseman Ryan Murray would fill a bigger long-term need.Columbus, picking second, could use...
Are the Edmonton Oilers tilting towards selecting Nail Yakupov first overall at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft? According to the Edmonton Journal, the 18-year-old Russian "appears to have the inside track" with the Oilers -- for now. Yakupov is scheduled to meet with the organization in Edmonton on Sunday. For his part, the teen is pretty pumped about the follow-up interview...
While there have been no concrete offers made for the Edmonton Oilers‘ first pick overall in this year’s Entry Draft, general manager Steve Tambellini tells Sportsnet that he is willing to explore the possibility of moving it — but it won’t come cheap.
You can always listen. But for us to move the No. 1 pick it would have to be quite a significant proposal.
As reported by NHL.com writer Mike Morreale top ranked prospect Nail Yakupov has been living up to the hype, and maybe then some.
Edmonton Oilers head amateur scout, Stu MacGregor, whose team holds the No. 1 choice at the draft for the third straight year, said he was impressed with Yakupov’s workout.
“He extended himself and put himself out there and gave everything he had...