Welcome to the third line, Nail Yakupov

Jonathan Willis
June 23 2014 03:20PM

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In a long, wide-ranging interview with the Edmonton Jouranl’s Jim Matheson, Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish described Nail Yakupov as a third-line player.

This will doubtless be controversial. It shouldn’t be, because that’s exactly where the player should slot in on the organizational depth chart today.

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Jason Gregor
June 23 2014 01:20PM


I love this time of year. The rumour mill will be overflowing leading up to the draft, trades will happen, free agents will be courted and the Nation will be filled with various opinions and debates.

Here are some of the story lines I will be following....

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Monday Mailbag - June 23rd

June 23 2014 10:52AM


It's Monday morning, none of us want to be working, and we're looking for ways to kill time - enter the mailbag.  As always, this feature is completely dependant on you guys. If you've got a question you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk.  


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June 22 2014 03:55PM

paul bunyan

There are things you see that force a double take, and that was the case earlier today when I found out the big brains at Extra Skater added a new item on their menu. It's a 'tool you can use' if you're a fan of the draft and CHL prospects, and frankly, it's one big damn deal.

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June 21 2014 11:30PM

nuge common33

The Edmonton Oilers and their fans are used to having a front row seat to every summer's entry draft. The last time the club drafted outside the top 10 was Jordan Eberle in 2008, and even then it wasn't their draft slotting (this was the Dustin Penner offer sheet season—by the way those picks for Penner? Tyler Myers, Justin Schultz and Kirill Petrov). This season, it's No. 3 overall again.

The Oilers have been doing this NHL draft thing since 1979, and there's a lot of trivia over 35 years.

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