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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54 AND 6: DOWN THE ROAD TOGETHER

Robin Brownlee
August 16 2012 01:12AM

I used to take stock of where I was at in my life by the size of my pay cheque and how many stories I'd break during any given season on the beat covering the Edmonton Oilers for the local dailies. I was doing fine on both counts and everything else was pretty much secondary.

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