Post Tagged with: "Nail Yakupov"

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Leon Draisaitl: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

If the Oilers had any sort of depth at center, there wouldn’t even be a question as to whether or not 18-year old Leon Draisaitl should be sent back to […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Oilers Make Improvements, But It’s Wins That Matter

Last night was, without question, the most complete defensive effort that we’ve seen out of the Oilers this season. Improved defensive play was seen in almost every player on the ice, […]

by · October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Jordan Staal will be back at the CONSOL Energy Center Tuesday night facing off against his old mates. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Broken Leg for Staal; Subban Controversy

Zach Parise is getting into the analytics game. [Star Tribune] The brutal injuries keep on coming, as Jordan Staal goes down with a broken leg. [Puck Daddy] Derek Stepan is […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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The Edmonton Oilers: 5 Burning Questions for 2014-15

NHL rookie camps are underway. Most players have their new contracts. Training camps will soon be opening. It’s time for another season of hockey. But in Edmonton, will anything be […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Nail Yakupov: Interview With Edmonton Oilers Forward

The 14-15 season will be the third year in Edmonton for Nail Yakupov, who will have to show that he was really worth the first overall pick in the 2012 […]

by · September 14, 2014 · 2 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Oilers Need Yak to Be Back in Edmonton

Nail Yakupov’s ascension to the NHL ranks has not been as smooth as many around the hockey world had anticipated. The 2012 first overall pick had a respectable rookie season […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Nathan Horton was signed by the Jackets, but has missed 32 games recovering from shoulder surgery. (Fred Squillante/Columbus Dispatch)

THW’s Big List of Comeback Candidates

  Be sure to check out other instalments in our Big List Series THW’s Big List of Comeback Candidates THW’s Big List of Bust Candidates THW’s Big List of Breakout […]

by · September 1, 2014 · 8 comments · Fantasy, Previews and Predictions
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Oilers’ Carousel of Coaches Hits Pause

The idea of retaining a head coach from one season to the next is a novelty for quite a few Oilers. Former Oilers forward and current Arizona Coyote Sam Gagner had five […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

New Number, New Nail? The Yakupov Story

Despite his first overall draft status, life in the NHL hasn’t been easy for Nail Yakupov. The Oilers selected him despite the belief that scouts really wanted defenseman Ryan Murray, […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

The Most Mishandled Prospects, Part III: The Russian “Enigmas”

Part I: Gilbert Brule & Alexander Burmistrov Part II: Nino Niederreiter & Josh Bailey Nail Yakupov, RW, Edmonton Oilers (1st overall pick, 2012) The year before his draft year, Nail […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Prospects
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Nail Yakupov: Learning From the Makings of Former 1st Round Nothings

When it comes to the draft the term bust is thrown around rather easily. Names associated with a bust include former first overall picks Patrik Stefan (1998 – Atlanta), Rick […]

No one ever expected a Tampa stopover for Sam Gagner then Arizona did they? (Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE)

Oilers Panel: Discussing the Futures of Gagner, Yakupov, Scrivens & Fasth

Welcome to this week’s Oilers Panel. On this weeks Oilers Panel, The Hockey Writers contributors will voice their opinions on the future of struggling former-1st overall selection Nail Yakupov, if […]

by · April 28, 2014 · 2 comments · Edmonton Oilers