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NAIL YAKUPOV RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nail Yakupov ‘starting a new page’ as Edmonton Oilers begin training camp

Nail Yakupov still wore his ever-present blue tuque as he talked Thursday after medicals and fitness testing on Day 1 of the Edmonton Oilers’ training camp at Rexall Place. But gone was the angry young man look of last season when nothing was going right — with and without the puck on his stick. The winger’s don’t-worry-be-happy smile is back. Last season’s hugely disappointing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

When it comes to scoring goals, expect more from Nail Yakupov in 2014-15

Which Edmonton Oilers player is due to score more goals? A look at shooting percentage success points to Nail Yakupov, as does a look at Yakupov’s conversion rate on the hard or dangerous shots he took on net from the slot in 2013-14. Yakupov had poor puck luck in both categories last year. As a team the Oilers had a 9.0 per cent shooting percentage, SporingCharts.com reports...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Reasons The Bruins Should Trade Johnny Boychuk For Nail Yakupov

Joe Haggerty of CSNNE recently reported rumors that the Boston Bruins are looking to move a defenseman. Specifically, he named Johnny Boychuck as potential trade bait for the Edmonton Oilers, and in his article he suggested that a Boychuk for Nail Yakupov trade could benefit both teams. Here are 5 reasons why the Bruins should definitely make this trade. 5. Money The Bruins are a...
Via Beyond The Benches
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions Remain For The Edmonton Oilers

from Derek Van Diest at NHL.com, Will Nail Yakupov have a bounce-back season? -- Selected No. 1 by the Oilers in 2012, Yakupov had a strong rookie season but regressed last season. The talented right wing struggled in his own end, which created friction with first-year coach Dallas Eakins. Yakupov heads into the 2014-15 season wanting to put last season behind him. He reportedly...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Oiler Nail Yakupov gets number 10 on his jersey

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. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov Knows This Season Is “Huge” For Him

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Yakupov's agent tells Oilers he'll accept trade to any team

The drama continues between the Edmonton Oilers and 2012 1st overall draft pick Nail Yakupov. Twitter went crazy last night with news that Yakupov’s agent, Hockey Hall of Fame member Igor Larionov, will be meeting with the Oilers to discuss…Read more →The post Yakupov’s agent to meet with the Edmonton Oilers appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Via The Hockey Daily
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss
GRUMPY OLD MEN

Cherry rips Yakupov over celebration

NHL analyst Don Cherry ripped into Edmonton's Nail Yakupov for his excessive goal celebration against the Los Angeles Kings.

Via Puck Drunk Love
January 27, 2013  |  Discuss
COOL AS ICE

Oilers’ Yakupov scores late, slides in celebration

Check out the game-tying goal from last night’s Edmonton Oilers- Los Angeles Kings game. 19-year-old Nail Yakupov, the No.1 pick from this past year’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 doesn’t hold back on the celebration, excitedly sprinting all the way out of the Kings’ zone and sliding...
Via Around The Rink
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers' Yakupov suspended from competing in KHL

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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