November 12 2013 01:56PM
Nail Yakupov wants more icetime. He wants to help his teammates win. He also feels his head coach doesn't trust him. Yakupov spoke with the media after practice today, and it was clear he was frustrated. As he should be. Losing stinks, and I'd hope every Oiler is frustrated.
Yakupov is usually very quiet and reserved with the media, but today he spoke with conviction and passion.
November 12 2013 11:15AM
The Oilers are 4-13-2 (10 points) in their first 19 games, and they are on pace for 43 points. The Oilers will not finish with 43 points. They will improve, but can they improve enough to give you hope that next season will be different?
November 12 2013 09:52AM
Let's all simmer down for a moment. Let's put down our shotguns and forget for an instant that Yakupov's agent is showing everyone why he is entitled to hundreds of thousands of 64's dollars every year "having his back" or whatever it is that agents do.
It's time for some fun, some laughs and hours crouched in front of the warm glow of a computer monitor as we touch up photographs in a photoshop contest.
November 11 2013 07:41PM
Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said just last week he isn’t trying to trade Nail Yakupov, but agent Igor Larionov has tongues wagging across the NHL today, saying his client is open to a trade. Anywhere is fine.
November 11 2013 03:30PM
After a weekend of sharing the same bed with Wanye in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, I have a lot of catching up to do. Please forgive me for being a couple days behind, I’m still haunted by the awkward leg touches as I’m sure many of you are haunted from the Oilers weekend. I figure I’ll weigh in with my two cents even if I’m behind.