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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
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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
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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 […]

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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
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Edmonton Oilers in the Home Stretch

The Oilers will finish out the year on a four-game home stand. After such a disappointing year, it’s hard to know whether the fans will continue to flock to Rexall Place

by · April 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Will Jordan Eberle be the Odd Man out in Edmonton?

The Oilers are bad. It’s been well documented this season more than ever before. Fans are calling for the dismissal of President of Hockey Operations Kevin Lowe. Media is criticizing […]

by · January 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Rock Bottom for the Oilers: How Can We Do This?

Words spoken by a coach who is out of answers, watching his team start the game well, but end up dropping a 6-0 decision. “How can we do this?” Dallas […]

by · December 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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How Ilya Bryzgalov Helped the Oilers Before Playing a Game

The Edmonton Oilers season thus far has been, in a word, ugly. The team has been ravaged by injuries, have suffered inexplicable goalless droughts, endured insane trade rumors on almost […]

by · November 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
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Should the Oilers Trade Nail Yakupov?

Nail Yakupov has certainly been a hot topic of conversation in recent days. He had already been talked about early in the season as trade bait, his ice cold start […]

by · November 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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The Nail Yakupov Drama and Why it’s Happening.

For a junior hockey player, getting drafted first overall is a dream come true. When a team has the option of choosing any prospect, but decides it wants you above […]

by · November 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
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If the Predators Aren’t Calling about Yakupov, They Need To

Losing to the Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday night meant that the Nashville Predators were not only on a 3-game losing streak, but that they were outscored 13-1 in those games.   […]

by · November 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Nashville Predators
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Hockey News: Broken Tibia for Stamkos; Bryzgalov is Back

Here is a video of the injury to Steven Stamkos. Tough to watch the pain on his face. Wishing him a speedy recovery. [Deadspin] The Lightning have confirmed a broken […]

by · November 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Elsewhere on the Web, News/Commentary