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NAIL YAKUPOV RUMORS & GOSSIP

Russian coach slams Yakupov, says his absence helped Russia medal at World Championship

Life in Edmonton hasn’t been easy on winger Nail Yakupov over the past few seasons, and he can’t even catch a break at home in Russia. Following Russia’s 7-2 thumping of Team USA in the bronze medal game at the World Championship, Russian coach Oleg Znarok let it be known that Yakupov’s absence from the team didn’t have any impact on the nation’s inability to capture...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Russian Coach Disparages Nail Yakupov After Bronze Win

Russian national team coach Oleg Znarok had some unkind things to say about Nail Yakupov following Russia’s bronze-medal win over the U.S. on Sunday. Znarok called Yakupov’s absence from the national team “addition by subtraction,” according to Slava Malamud. Yakupov was not a part of the Russian roster and it was a point of contention. Before the tournament, Znarok said...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

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

WATCH: Yakupov wants to be where his skills are appreciated

Nail Yakupov loves the city of Edmonton. His agent Igor Larionov stressed that to Hockey Central at Noon while discussing his client's trade request.
Via SportsNetCanada
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov asked for a trade from the Oilers earlier this year

Reports have surfaced that Nail Yakupov requested a trade from the Oilers earlier this season. This info came courtesy of Igor Eronko, who writes for Sport-Express of Russia. Nail Yakupov: 'I asked a trade and #Oilers gave a permission to speak to other teams, about 8 of them were interested, but smth went wrong' — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) March 27, 2016 Yakupov, the former...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 28, 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

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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