Nail Yakupov RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nail Yakupov unhappy about getting benched by the Blues

    Puck Drunk Love "After seeing his ice time dwindle in recent weeks, Nail Yakupov now finds himself riding the pine. After a hot start with the St. Louis Blues, Yakupov finds himself the odd man out, as coach Ken Hitchcock will bench him during Wednesday’s home game against Chicago. Yakupov’s play has trailed..." November 08

  • Jake Allen: Nail Yakupov is showing he’s an elite playing in this league

    Yardbarker "Nail Yakupov is off to a torrid start in St. Louis, following a much-needed departure from the Edmonton Oilers organization. The 23-year-old has been producing on offense and has been a revelation for the Blues – playing with an extra pep in his step and generating scoring chances in his new..." October 29

  • Yakupov draws praise from coaches, teammates

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues had no shortage of sources when doing their homework on Edmonton’s Nail Yakupov. Before general manager Doug Armstrong executed the deal Friday afternoon, the club spoke with former coaches, teammates and friends of the 2012 No. 1 overall pick. “We did our due diligence, talking to..." October 09

  • How the Edmonton Oilers and Nail Yakupov failed one another

    Edmonton Journal "A big part of me thinks the Edmonton Oilers never got it right with the Nail Yakupov. Another part of me thinks Yakupov never got it right with the Oilers. Of course, the truth is that both notions are fair enough, which is why for the good of both parties it’s best Yakupov is getting a..." October 08

  • Oilers deal Yakupov to Blues for pick, prospect

    TSN "In fewer than four months, Peter Chiarelli has traded away half of the Edmonton Oilers’ No. 1 overall picks. The teardown of the “old” Oilers regime continued on Friday, with Edmonton shipping beleaguered 2012 top pick Nail Yakupov to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a conditional..." October 08

  • McKenzie: ‘The milk’s sour’ on Yakupov in Edmonton

    Today's Slapshot "In the past 24 hours, Nail Yakupov trade speculation has kicked into high gear. TSN’s NHL Insiders vetted the notion that the Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers were closing in on a deal. Their best information suggested that although the teams have discussed this possibility, nothing was..." October 07

  • About that Yakupov-to-Chicago trade rumor…

    Pro Hockey Talk "Do the Chicago Blackhawks have interest in Edmonton winger Nail Yakupov? That was the rumor a Chicago-based blogger, Ryan Brandell of Barstool Sports, tweeted earlier today, and it’s since been validated by the biggest insider in the business, TSN’s Bob McKenzie. According to McKenzie, the..." October 06

  • Where Oilers slot Nail Yakupov is big question

    Edmonton Sun "Is there anyone who is more of a lightning rod in Edmonton than Nail Yakupov? Yakupov fan-club members want him on Connor McDavid’s right-wing opening night Oct. 12 against Calgary Flames because he had a short, effective point-run playing with the star Oilers centre last season. Others want..." September 24

  • Of the players the Edmonton Oilers might dangle for trades, Nail Yakupov most likely to go

    Edmonton Sun "We’ve been talking Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ad nauseum as Peter Chiarelli trading chips for a defenceman, but the only Edmonton Oilers forward who’s almost surely getting traded at the draft is winger Nail Yakupov. His time in Edmonton has had the same impact as Cherry..." June 23

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