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Nail Yakupov

  1. Yakupov going from healthy scratch to second line

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:39 AM EST

    ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 15: Nail Yakupov #64 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on December 15, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

    Will the second half of 2013-14 go any better for him than the first?

  2. Eakins to Yakupov: ‘You’ve got to earn it’

    Dec 30, 2013, 2:24 PM EST

    Dallas Eakins

    The two had a 45-minute conversation following the decision to healthy scratch Yakupov vs. Phoenix.

  3. Oilers to healthy scratch Yakupov… again

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

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    Tough times continue for the Russian sophomore.

  4. Pavelec rips Yakupov for ‘cheap’ elbow (w/video)

    Dec 27, 2013, 2:41 PM EST

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    “I had no idea it was coming.”

  5. Yakupov: ‘It’s pretty cold on the bench’

    Dec 27, 2013, 10:50 AM EST

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    Russian sophomore played a season-low 6:29 in Edmonton’s last game prior to the break.

  6. Oilers dress six defensemen, still get undressed by Sharks

    Nov 16, 2013, 12:38 AM EST

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    At least sad Edmonton fans are sometimes creative ones.

  7. Cue the Shea Weber-to-Edmonton speculation

    Nov 15, 2013, 5:20 PM EST

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    It’s not so ridiculous when you think about it.

  8. PHT Morning Skate: Justin Peters steps up for Hurricanes

    Nov 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Colorado Avalanche's PA Parenteau (15) breaks away to shoot the puck at Carolina Hurricanes goalie Justin Peters (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

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  9. Oilers GM praises Yakupov, fumes about trade rumor distractions

    Nov 12, 2013, 7:49 PM EST

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    “We feel the same way about Yak as the day we drafted him.”

  10. Smid says Oilers aren’t done dealing

    Nov 12, 2013, 4:51 PM EST

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    He might’ve been the tip of the iceberg.

  11. Oilers send Omark, Eager to AHL

    Nov 8, 2013, 12:23 PM EST

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    Linus Omark

    That was fast.

  12. Answers are few in the case of Rick Nash

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:13 PM EST

    Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers in action during the home opening NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 3, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Rangers 4-1.
(October 2, 2013 - Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)

    “The team needs him – he’s our best offensive player,” says Derick Brassard.

  13. On the importance of goaltending

    Nov 6, 2013, 4:42 PM EST

    Sergei Bobrovsky

    Sergei Bobrovsky has been human this season, and the Jackets’ record is proof.

  14. Oilers coach calls Yakupov trade rumors ‘100% not true’

    Nov 6, 2013, 2:23 PM EST

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    He’s not being shopped, according to Dallas Eakins.

  15. Trade rumor: Rangers after Yakupov?

    Nov 5, 2013, 4:41 PM EST

    Nail Yakupov

    Yeah, you’ll click on that.

  16. Oilers expect to get Dubnyk, Smyth back Tuesday

    Nov 5, 2013, 9:55 AM EST

    Ryan Smyth #94 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 17, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Oilers 3-2.
(October 16, 2013 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)

    Eakins is hoping the 37-year-old forward’s return will provide them with some experience and leadership.

  17. Nugent-Hopkins knows what struggling Yakupov is going through

    Nov 2, 2013, 1:26 PM EST

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    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates his empty net goal with teammates Nail Yakupov #64 and Luke Gazdic #20 against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on October 19, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
(October 18, 2013 - Source: Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images North America)

    Sophomore slumps are nothing new.

  18. Patrick Kane’s minus-9 is ‘a number that obviously doesn’t look good’

    Nov 1, 2013, 12:56 PM EST

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    Cue all the stats guys saying it doesn’t matter.

  19. The Chip ‘n’ Chase: All those bad teams, starting with the Sabres

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Ryan Miller

    Also, the Flyers, Rangers, Oilers and Devils.

  20. Dubnyk gets first win of season with Oilers

    Oct 19, 2013, 4:58 PM EST

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    Maybe Edmonton can get back on track?

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