Does Nail Yakupov need to play right wing?

Jonathan Willis
September 25 2014 07:00AM

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Last night in Winnipeg, Nail Yakupov was put on the left wing of Edmonton’s first line, playing with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle. The line didn’t play very well; Yakupov was terrible.

Early in the second period, Dallas Eakins bumped Yakupov down to the second line and back to right wing. Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle took off, and Yakupov was much improved.

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GDB -06: Trouba and the Jets

Jason Gregor
September 24 2014 05:54PM

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The twenty Oilers who will play tonight in Winnipeg skated in Leduc this morning at 9:30 a.m., before flying to Winnipeg to face Jacob Trouba and the Jets. Darnell Nurse, Oscar Klefbom and Martin Marincin will be in the lineup, and all of them are hoping to have the same impact in the NHL this year that Trouba had last year.

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THE RISE OF JEANSHORTS

Wanye
September 24 2014 04:33PM


Please watch this video. If you want to know more read the article. If you want to start pre-emptively celebrating and never want to read another word we totally get it.

What an age to be alive!

*whistles loudly*

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FANTASY

Lowetide
September 24 2014 11:15AM


Earlier this month, I joined a fantasy hockey league (Oilers Nation) and drafted the "Oakland Seals" roster that will sink like a stone (my goalies may already be in the AHL). Fantasy hockey is a big damn deal, and the magazines and websites that project stats are myriad. Although I've never played fantasy hockey before this season, I'm absolutely certain Scott Cullen's numbers are the best. Why? He's reasonable.

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ROY AND CHASE: VALUE

Lowetide
September 24 2014 10:00AM

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One prospect was taken in the second round, the other in the seventh. Just one year later, the seventh-round selection has an NHL entry-level deal, the praise of his coach and is looking at a final junior season that may involve the World Junior Championships. The other remains unsigned and coming off an injury-plagued season.

Greg Chase and Marco Roy were separated by five rounds, but in reality they were much closer in quality.

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