Every goal scored by Nail Yakupov in 2013

Nail Yakupov led the Oilers (as well as all NHL rookies) with 17 goals during the 2013 season. After the jump, where he shot from, how he beat the goalies, and video for every goal.

Shot Location/Destination

One thing Yakupov does very well is put himself into position to score. Every goal on the map above save the empty net goal (PP2, marked with an asterisk) comes from close to the net. As a left-handed shot, he has an advantage firing from the right wing because his stick is toward the net and that gives him a better angle and more options (there are downsides too, mostly on the breakout, but it’s a positive from a goal-scoring perspective).

Even strength goal number seven (a real beauty; if I had to pick just one of these to watch it would be that one) is an exception because the shot is coming from one side of the ice and picking the far side of the net ; in most of these Yakupov finds the gap between the goaltender and the near post.

Video: Even Strength

Even strength 1:

Even strength 2:

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Video: Power Play

Power play 1:

Power play 2 (empty net):

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In light of Vancouver’s first round exit, Jeff Angus has laid out the Top Five Trade Values on the Canucks. Here’s how he describes the process:

What I am taking into account:

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  • So not a Pouzar

    This article will be especially long next year when you have to post 45 videos of the great YakCity lighting up the league and raising his fists in celly!

  • YoungOil

    The guy loves to score… and does it right has his nose pointed to net all the time. I hope they never trade this guy… even for Weber.

    Get a ” Stud Center” to play between Hall and Yak and you would have a formidable NHL line.

    • Quicksilver ballet

      Really nice collection of ingredients there, if your trying to make a nice soft loaf of bread.

      Better give them all purses for preventative measures.

  • Spydyr

    Are you gunning for the Oilers video coaching job Willis?Be carefull you dont expose any of our player weaknesses via these excellent insights,it is sometimes difficult not to do this,dont underestimate the value of your insights and remember other teams frequently

    Thanks for the excellent review,I hope this reminds us all how much Yakupov means to this franchises future.

    No rookie has ever come out and shown this type of ONE SHOT goal scoring ability,that alone makes him untouchable.Never mind the evolution of his game near the end of the season when he got permission from the coaches and he began to take small risks and chased the recovered the puck more often,my god he is going to be a handfull for NHL defensmen next year because of this late season adjustment,he now knows he can handle himself in the tougher areas.Nice job by the coaches of keeping him out of the red zones as much as they did so he could adjust and not lose his head.Kudos to excellent player managment at a time when the team really needed us to unleash him and the coaches remained steadfast in the face oof tremendous pressure,the highlight of the year to me from a coaching perspective.

    I forecast 50 goals next year from the 2nd line,if Nail plays with Gagner and MPS and gets regular PP minutes,if he is bopped around its anyones guess,I dont know how he managed to find so much sucess this season with all the different linemates he was exposed to,I guess this situation really proved how he can overcome changing linemates,this pumps his value up even more.

    I dont want to see Nails talent and skillset carrying lesser skilled linemates,he needs quality men with him at all times,one or two goals isnt nearly enough with a player like Nail,he needs to be in a position to score multiple goals every night and this takes quality linemates and consistant linemates.

    Once he becomes a bit more involved in developing plays earlier we will see a huge jump in his effectiveness.

    Next year we will see the reality of what the core has to offer in an almost complete form.There isnt much left to add to the core,the bottom six needs work but the bulk of the core is already here and in place.

    People talk about bold moves and they are quacked,Mac-Ts bold move will be to hire the NHLs first full time Intuit–Moma2/NewAgeSys–,now that is a bold move,Intuitive Dynamic Analysis is critical to every NHL franchises systemic managment program,it is a core value need.This incredibly potent form of systemic influence has traditionally been reserved for the very very rare men and women born with it,today anyone can learn it via the NHS.

    There is only one systemic influence in the entire NHL that is 100% catalysed by Intuitiv Dynamic Analysis,and that is the NewAge Hockey Systems influences we have seen piecemeal in the last 3 years since its limited introduction.I created the NHS and I am an Intuit.Had you been in my living room when gold was 268 bucks an ounce you would be a millionaire today with a very limited investment,and these dynamic templates are easy to read,very easy if you are into it.And no I didnt buy in because i can do that any time at all,eveerything is cyclical and tied via a dynamic template to everything else of equal or greater value,it is a natural process.The trick is determining a static value long enough to make an accurate and results based analysis and assesment,hence the reason everyone isnt rich,you need to have Intuition or insider info to consistantly win at this game.

    • Wax Man Riley

      People talk about bold moves and they are quacked,Mac-Ts bold move will be to hire the NHLs first full time Intuit–Moma2/NewAgeSys–,now that is a bold move,Intuitive Dynamic Analysis is critical to every NHL franchises systemic managment program,it is a core value need.This incredibly potent form of systemic influence has traditionally been reserved for the very very rare men and women born with it,today anyone can learn it via the NHS.

      There is only one systemic influence in the entire NHL that is 100% catalysed by Intuitiv Dynamic Analysis,and that is the NewAge Hockey Systems influences we have seen piecemeal in the last 3 years since its limited introduction.I created the NHS and I am an Intuit.Had you been in my living room when gold was 268 bucks an ounce you would be a millionaire today with a very limited investment,and these dynamic templates are easy to read,very easy if you are into it.And no I didnt buy in because i can do that any time at all,eveerything is cyclical and tied via a dynamic template to everything else of equal or greater value,it is a natural process.The trick is determining a static value long enough to make an accurate and results based analysis and assesment,hence the reason everyone isnt rich,you need to have Intuition or insider info to consistantly win at this game.

      What does this even mean? Really. There might be value to it if used in context, but this is the type of repeated comment that Nation Citizens complain about. Please stop the unnecessary bits.

  • Quicksilver ballet

    If we knew our buttholes from a hole in the ground we should definitely follow the lead of the Geritol gang (PHWA). Trade this bum NOW, before the rest of the league finds out the truth about this comrade. The PHWA certainly knows more about hockey than the rest of us, don’t they?

    Well done Mr. Matheson and gang. You sure hung your dusty old arses out for all to see on this one.

    Not a hundred percent sure, but would this be part of that “interest” category that has been established in post 6?

  • YFC Prez

    Mr. Willis – I love your breakdowns (and break downs). I don’t have time at this time, to look at the videos but the charts are excellent and I particularly enjoys your screenshot analysisesss (or analysisii?).

    So Just a vote in favour of keeping it up.