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NAIL YAKUPOV RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rumor Roundup: Trading Yakupov won’t be easy for Oilers

Throughout last season, Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov was frequently mentioned as a potential trade candidate. Entering this off-season, speculation persisted the 2012 first-overall draft pick would be dealt at some point. Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli was certainly busy in recent weeks, shipping left wing Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson and...
Via The Hockey News
4 days ago

Nail Yakupov Isn’t Moving…Yet

On Tuesday morning, a new rumor hit the Oilers blogosphere that suggested Edmonton was talking to Florida about a trade surrounding Nail Yakupov and Panthers’ defender Alex Petrovic. Since that rumor came about, it has been shot down by numerous reporters and insiders from both markets. I think when we look at Yakupov rumors, we need to keep a sense of realism here. While it...
Via The Oilers Rig
6 days ago

Russian head coach rips apart Nail Yakupov

Tell us how you really feel Oleg Znarok. The Russian head coach led his squad to a bronze medal at the World Championships, but just because he was celebrating didn’t mean he couldn’t get a shot in at Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov. Slava Malamud reports Znarok said Yakupov’s absence at the tournament was “addition by subtraction.” Malamud further speculated that...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov gives a tremendous non-answer on whether he wants out of Edmonton

Nail Yakupov should consider a political career after the non-answer he gave on Sunday during a media scrum regarding his future in Edmonton. A reporter asked the 22-year-old Russian, “Are you okay coming back here next season, or would you prefer a change in the offseason?” Yakupov’s response was filled with a whole lot of nothing. Yakupov discussed his love for the city...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov asked for a trade from the Oilers earlier this year

Reports have surfaced that Nail Yakupov requested a trade from the Oilers earlier this season. This info came courtesy of Igor Eronko, who writes for Sport-Express of Russia. Nail Yakupov: 'I asked a trade and #Oilers gave a permission to speak to other teams, about 8 of them were interested, but smth went wrong' — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) March 27, 2016 Yakupov, the former...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Oilers’ Nail Yakupov ‘Somewhat Unlikely” To Be Moved

The Edmonton Oilers have drafted four forwards No. 1 overall in the last six seasons. Could they use one of those players to upgrade another part of their roster? Nail Yakupov, who was taken first overall in 2012 and has been the least productive of Edmonton’s top picks (15 points in 39 games this season), has been involved in trade rumors and speculation entering the Feb. 29 NHL...
Via NESN.com
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Is It Time For The Edmonton Oilers To Trade Nail Yakupov?

The Edmonton Oilers have been a consistent basement-dweller in the NHL, but have looked like a new team with the return of Connor McDavid. They have a potent offensive attack and are trying to make a Cinderella-like push for the NHL playoffs. With the team finally coming together, it is becoming more apparent that Nail Yakupov has no role to play moving forward. Is Yakupov a bust...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Oilers' Yakupov out two to four weeks with sprained left ankle

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Edmonton forward Nail Yakupov is expected to miss two to four weeks after spraining his left ankle in the Oilers' 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.Yakupov was knocked down when linesman Matt MacPherson lost his balance and fell backward after a faceoff early in the second period. Yakupov had to be helped off the ice.''It could've been significantly...
Via Associated Press
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ref injures Yakupov's leg by pulling him down

This is the type of injury which would only happen to the Edmonton Oilers. Immediately after a draw, the official tripped over a stick and reached out to catch his balance. His hand found Nail Yakupov, yanking him down on the ice and landing on the forward’s leg/knee. Watch as Yakupov’s leg folds under the linesman. A slower look, via Reddit Hockey: Yakupov had to be helped off the ice.
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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