Post Tagged with: "Nail Yakupov"

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Who to Drop from Your Fantasy Team

It’s two weeks into the NHL season, which means it’s a time of uneasiness for fantasy hockey GMs. Certain draft picks you thought were diamonds in the rough aren’t producing, […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

What if Nail Yakupov wasn’t Russian?

Hockey is a game of narratives, where intriguing stories and forced drama fuel the media machine of the NHL. It could be controversial or predictable; it could be a feel […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Team USA GM David Poile. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

A Trade Is Bound to Happen in Smashville

The Nashville Predators made a surprising amount of moves over the summer to increase offensive production for head coach Peter Laviolette. The issue is, however, general manager David Poile may […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 2 comments · Nashville Predators
Nail Yakupov: A Complicated Story (Metcalfe Photography)

Why a Yakupov-for-Larsson Trade Makes Sense

DISCLAIMER: I have no source, not trying to add fuel to any fires or speculations. Just looking at two teams that have the assets that each other may be interested […]

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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