NAIL YAKUPOV RUMORS & GOSSIP
Nail Yakupov will have a new look this fall, forcing some Edmonton Oilers fans to make jersey adjustments.
The Oilers winger decided to go back to a familiar number, ditching the 64 he broke into the league with in favour of the more familiar 10.
Yakupov grew up wearing 10, but it was not available in his first season with the Oilers, taken by then captain Shawn Horcoff.
from Derek Van Diest at NHL.com,
After spending the majority of the offseason in Russia, the Edmonton Oilers' right wing has returned to prepare for the upcoming NHL season, having put a disappointing second season behind him.
"It might be a huge year for me and that's why I'm here, to work on some things and to be here and train," Yakupov said Tuesday...
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After being chosen first overall in NHL 2012 Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, Nail Yakupov, went on to have an extremely productive rookie season. This past season, however, was quite the opposite when comparing to Yakupovâ€™s 31 points in 48 games during the 2012-13 shortened season, the Edmonton forward contributed just 24 points over 63 games in...
Nail Yakupov was a healthy scratch more than a few times last season, his name was thrown around the trade rumour mill, and he had a team-worst minus-33 plus/minus rating. It wasnâ€™t exactly the sophomore campaign youâ€™d expect from a No. 1 draft pick after a lights-out rookie year.
But Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins wants you to knowâ€”yet againâ€”that he likes the...
The drama continues between the Edmonton Oilers and 2012 1st overall draft pick Nail Yakupov. Twitter went crazy last night with news that Yakupovâ€™s agent, Hockey Hall of Fame member Igor Larionov, will be meeting with the Oilers to discussâ€¦Read more â†’The post Yakupovâ€™s agent to meet with the Edmonton Oilers appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
@EdmontonOilers can u UNSWER on my message , in Private Messaging?please ! Thanks
â€” Nail Yakupov (@Nail10_1993) August 7, 2013
I guess there is nothing unheard of in today's world of social media. No clue if Nail Yakupov was able to get the Edmonton Oilers attention.
GRUMPY OLD MEN
NHL analyst Don Cherry ripped into Edmonton's Nail Yakupov for his excessive goal celebration against the Los Angeles Kings.
COOL AS ICE
Check out the game-tying goal from last nightâ€™s Edmonton Oilers- Los Angeles Kings game. 19-year-old Nail Yakupov, the No.1 pick from this past yearâ€™s NHL Entry Draft and one of our Top 10 Breakout Candidates, scores with only 4.7 seconds left to knot the game at 1-1, and doesnâ€™t hold back on the celebration, excitedly sprinting all the way out of the Kingsâ€™ zone andÂ sliding...
Nail Yakupov, the No. 1 overall pick in the June draft, has been suspended from playing in the KHL, pending an IIHF investigation into his transfer. The league said Wednesday said the 18-year-old, who has played two games for his hometown Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk since joining the team last Thursday, can't play again until he receives approval from the International Ice Hockey...
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The Canada/Russia series ends with a Canada OT victory, and what is Nail Yakupov doing? Skating around the ice with a flag from Lokomotiv Yaroslav. For those who might have forgotten, Lokomotiv Yaroslav is the KHL team that was lost in a plane crash a little less than a year ago.
A strange gesture for a Junior...