Nail Yakupov RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Russia coach: Yakupov exclusion 'addition by subtraction'

    The Score "Russian national coach Oleg Znarok may have saved his job with a win in the bronze medal game at the World Championship, which in turn frees up Nail Yakupov's September schedule. After the win, Znarok called Yakupov's contentious exclusion from his roster "addition by subtraction," according to..." May 22

  • Oilers' Yakupov fined for diving/embellishment "Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today. NHL Rule 64 is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and..." April 01

  • Possible landing spots for Yakupov after trade request

    SI "After Monday night's contest against the Anaheim Ducks, the Edmonton Oilers will be down to their final three games of the season. That may be the duration of Nail Yakupov's stay with the team as well. Yakupov, the first pick in the 2012 draft, revealed to a Russian newspaper over the..." March 29

  • Nail Yakupov on his way out of Edmonton away from Oilers 'as soon as they can pull the trigger'

    Edmonton Journal "It’s happening anyway, as soon as they can pull the trigger on a deal. So word that Yakupov’s camp submitted a trade request before the Feb. 29 deadline was met with a resounding blah Monday as the Oilers prepared for their third-last home game of the season. “The fact that he did or didn’t..." March 29

  • Nine key items in assessing Nail Yakupov's trade request

    Edmonton Journal "Everyone from Oilers owner Daryl Katz to former coach Dallas Eakins, from Yakupov’s agent Igor Larionov and to Yakupov himself, are getting blamed for the fact that the first overall pick in the 2012 draft has yet to take flight as an NHL scorer. So where did it all go wrong? Here are nine key..." March 29

  • Igor Larionov: Nail Yakupov loves Edmonton, but . . .

    Sportsnet "Hockey Hall of Fame member Igor Larionov, who now works as a player agent, joins Hockey Central @ Noon to discuss the reports that his client Nail Yakupov asked the Edmonton Oilers to be dealt before this season’s trade deadline." March 28

  • Nail Yakupov asked for a trade out of Edmonton

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nail Yakupov asked the Edmonton Oilers to ship him to another team, according to Sports-Express reporter Igor Eronko. The reporter tweeted a quote from Yakupov where the Oilers forward said eight teams were interested in acquiring him, but “something went wrong.” The 22-year-old is having a..." March 28