Found November 12, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Nail Yakupov
TEAMS: Edmonton Oilers
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 down with the organization. "I'm going to Edmonton on Thursday to watch a couple games against Dallas and New Jersey. Obviously a lot of questions, and I want to have some answers," Larionov said. Yakupov has been a healthy scratch at times this season after some sophomore struggles. "Let the kid play, enjoy the game. He's a hard-working kid. He's not lazy. He's got to be part of that team. You have to understand he's only 20 years old, he needs some support," Larionov said. "He's a goal-scorer. You've got to understand that and let the kid develop and ...

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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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