Nail Yakupov on being a Muslim, Don Cherry, the draft combine and playing in Canada

Andrey Osadchenko
June 12 2012 07:15AM

OilersNation's Andrey Osadchenko recently had an opportunity to talk to top 2012 Draft prospect Nail Yakupov again, and the two covered a lot of ground.  Yakupov went into detail about what his Muslim faith means for his hockey career, what it was like to meet Don Cherry, how he handled the draft combine, and why he hopes to be drafted by and play for a Canadian team.

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Congratulations to the 2012 Los Angeles Kings

Jonathan Willis
June 11 2012 10:38PM

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings, the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions!

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The Most Interesting Man In Hockey: Jon Cooper

Jonathan Willis
June 11 2012 02:23PM

For what it’s worth, my belief is that the best candidate for the Edmonton Oilers’ head coaching position is Jon Cooper, currently the head coach of Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate in Norfolk.

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Robin Brownlee
June 11 2012 12:17PM

I'm not the least bit surprised Craig MacTavish had found his way back to the Edmonton Oilers, even if it's as senior vice-president of hockey operations instead of behind the bench as coach, his first calling.

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Craig MacTavish returns to the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
June 11 2012 10:54AM

The Edmonton Oilers have hired Craig MacTavish as the team's new Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations.

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