During this period of his career Nail Yakupov seems like one of those all-or-nothing goal scorers.* So far it’s been all-nothing so Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins decided to scratch him for Saturday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. One can understand why Eakins benched the 20-year-old. He doesn’t have a goal or an assist in four games so far this season and he’s not the kind of defensive specialist who will dominate play even when he isn’t lighting up the scoreboard.
Failing Nail? Oilers scratch Yakupov Saturday
Pro Hockey Talk | Oct 12