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Oilers hire Peter Chiarelli as president of hockey operations, GM

The Edmonton Oilers announced Friday that Peter Chiarelli has been appointed president of hockey operations and general manager. Chiarelli was fired as the general manager of the Boston Bruins less than two weeks ago.  He served in that role for the past eight seasons, guiding the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Finals twice during his tenure in Boston, including winning the Stanley...
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Oilers win top pick in 2015 NHL Draft

The Edmonton Oilers will pick first in the 2015 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday. The Oilers, who had an 11.5 percent chance to win the first pick, will likely select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid on June 26 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The Buffalo Sabres, who had the worst record in the NHL this season and best chance to win the lottery...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers sign forward Nail Yakupov to 2-year extension

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Nail Yakupov has signed a two-year extension with the Edmonton Oilers. Terms were not immediately available. The 21-year-old Russian winger has come under criticism for not producing as much as expected early in his NHL career. The No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft has 42 goals and 46 assists for 88 points in 192 games. Yakupov had a league-worst minus-35 rating...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers' Nail Yakupov takes 5 stitches, delivers winner vs. Devils

  Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov seemingly didn't mind either the ugly red scrape on the right side of his chin or the five stitches above his lip. Collisions happen in hockey and sometimes there is damage. Yakupov not only shook off an early mid-ice collision, the struggling 21-year-old forward scored a game-winning, power-play goal in the second period to lead the Oilers...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 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

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
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