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NAIL YAKUPOV RUMORS & GOSSIP

What’s Next For Nail Yakupov?

#479804841 / gettyimages.com 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 Yakupov’s 31 points in 48 games during the 2012-13 shortened season, the Edmonton forward contributed just 24 points over 63 games in...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Eakins: There’s no bad blood with Yakupov

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 wasn’t exactly the sophomore campaign you’d expect from a No. 1 draft pick after a lights-out rookie year. But Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins wants you to know—yet again—that he likes the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 26, 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

Yakupov fumes under ‘coach’s rules’

As practice was wrapping up at the Verizon Center Dallas Eakins sought out winger Nail Yakupov for a discussion that will no doubt continue on into the days to come as the Edmonton Oilers bench boss tries to develop the winger’s game. Yakupov had been pulled from the Oilers lineup before they took on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. It was the first time in his career that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers Nail Yakupov attempts to contact Edmonton via Twitter

@EdmontonOilers can u UNSWER on my message , in Private Messaging?please ! Thanks — 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.
Via Goon's World
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov performs pre-game trick shot

Prior to the Edmonton Oilers game on Wednesday night against the Phoenix Coyotes, Oilers young star Nail Yakupov was caught on camera performing a trick shot.  Sportsnet West was preparing for a pre-game segment when Yakupov was standing on the bench and sent a backhand saucer pass from just over center ice and hit a water bottle that was standing up on the goal line.  This was...
Via Diehardsport
April 11, 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

Richard Cloutier: Who is Nail Yakupov?

Follow me on Twitter, if you haven't done so yet: @rdcloutier 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...
Via HockeyBuzz
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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