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Nail Yakupov unhappy about getting benched by the Blues

After seeing his ice time dwindle in recent weeks, Nail Yakupov now finds himself riding the pine. After a hot start with the St. Louis Blues, Yakupov finds himself the odd man out, as coach Ken Hitchcock will bench him during Wednesday’s home game against Chicago. Yakupov’s play has trailed off as Hitchcock has given him limited opportunities, as the 22-year-old has seen 10...
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November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gotta See It: Yakupov returns to Edmonton, scores goal

Watch as former Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov returns to the city and scores against his former team.
Via SportsNetCanada
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss

It’s early, but Nail Yakupov has been impressive

The Nail Yakupov trade to the St. Louis Blues was a welcome surprise. The low-risk, high-reward move immediately gave Blues fans another story to follow in 2016-17 and so far it’s been a successful one. Through three games, Yakupov has looked like a legitimate offensive threat. He already has one goal and one assist on the season (he set up Magnus Paajarvi for a goal which is one...
Via The Sports Daily
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Yakupov excited to join Blues, doesn’t “know what winning is”

Let’s check in on Nail Yakupov who was just traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the St. Louis Blues. Yakupov: this is first time I've played on really, really good team. I think it's awesome, I don't know what winning is. — Tom Timmermann (@tomtimm) October 8, 2016 Yep, it’s pretty safe to assume Yakupov is pumped about getting dealt to the Blues. Skating on bad Edmonton...
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October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers trade Nail Yakupov to the St. Louis Blues

After months of speculation, Nail Yakupov has been dealt by the Edmonton Oilers to the St. Louis Blues, according to Jason Gregor of TSN1260. Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Dispatch confirmed the deal and added the Oilers are acquiring a conditional third-round draft pick and prospect Zach Pochiro in exchange for the former first overall pick. #stlblues announce they are...
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October 07, 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

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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