Oilers’ prospect Kristians Pelss confirmed dead

Andrey Osadchenko
June 15 2013 05:47PM

Latvian news agencies have confirmed the death of Oilers’ prospect Kristians Pelss.

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Yakupov: 'You want to out there and win games just because of Krueger'

Andrey Osadchenko
March 02 2013 09:51AM

After the jump, Andrey Osadchenko conducts a feature interview with Nail Yakupov - and it's well worth reading. Yakupov talks about his adjustment to the NHL, the things that matter to him at this level, why he likes playing in Edmonton, and his opinion of the Oilers' coaching staff. JW. 

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Nail Yakupov and The Puck

Andrey Osadchenko
January 10 2013 08:34AM

Ever since Nail Yakupov was projected to go first overall at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, he was a media darling. He with candid and well-spoken with Russian media and tried his best to do the same for North American media with the little command of English language he had.

And he succeeded. Think of his famous post-game interview after the semifinal game in Calgary at the 2012 World Juniors. Nail gives broken English a new meaning, and yet you are drawn to the nonsense he’s saying. Because it’s not the words you’re listening to – it’s the emotion.

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Nail Yakupov's KHL Adventure

Andrey Osadchenko
October 17 2012 01:56PM

Editor's note: Oilers Nation's Andrey Osadchenko recently caught up with Nail Yakupov. After the jump, Yakupov talks about his trouble transferring to Russia, challenges fans to come play in the KHL, talks about playing hockey again, and explains that "big ol' dive" he took the other day.

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Yakupov: ‘Just give the guy a chance to play and enjoy hockey. Pleeeeeease.’

Andrey Osadchenko
September 28 2012 12:44AM

Nail Yakupov’s saga continues to grow weirder by the day. Despite having issues with getting the transfer card from the IIHF, Yakupov finally made his KHL debut last Saturday in the game against Traktor Chelyabinsk.

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