SILK PURSE

Lowetide
August 18 2012 07:34AM

Amid the gasps and shudders inspired by the glorious #1's and the gifted man-child Eberle, the kingdom of Sweden gifted Edmonton with a sturdy lad with speed to burn.

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Ten Points: Yakupov, Eager, Kovalev and a little more CBA talk

Jonathan Willis
August 17 2012 11:34AM

A look at Nail Yakupov's summer series play, what to expect from Ben Eager, the difficulty in choosing between Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, a potential NHL return for Alexei Kovalev, and some more thoughts on CBA discussions.

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Nail Yakupov talks about the Canada/Russia series, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, and the upcoming NHL season

Andrey Osadchenko
August 17 2012 08:15AM

OilersNation's Andrey Osadchenko caught up with Nail Yakupov after game four in the Canada/Russia challenge series; here's what the Oilers' top prospect had to say.

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WILL IT REALLY BE YAK CITY?

Jason Gregor
August 16 2012 01:45PM

The Oilers scheduled a press conference with Nail Yakupov this morning at 11 a.m, where he will announce.....

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The tough side of being a professional athelete

Jason Strudwick
August 16 2012 09:14AM

Chad Johnson (Yunner/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0)

I have never been a big fan of Chad Johnson, the now former wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins. Although he was entertaining I felt he was always looking out for himself before the team and that is not a trait I would want in a teammate. Too disruptive and a distraction to the team game.

After watching HBO's Hard Knocks showcasing the Miami Dolphins I may have found a soft spot for old 85. As the exchange between coach Joe Philbin and Johnson unfolded in which Joe was cutting Johnson, I was transported back fifteen years or so to the time I was cut by the New York Islanders.

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