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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

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

Nail Yakupov comments on trade rumors and the sad state of the Oilers

Nail Yakupov recently gave an interview over on Championat.com regarding trade rumors and the sorry state of the Edmonton Oilers. The interview was translated over on The Hockey Writers, and though the interpretation isn’t perfect, it reveals Yakupov’s opinion on his team’s disappointing 2014-15. Again, the translation isn’t great, but the sentiment remains the same. When...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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