Tuesday, December 23, 2014

GIF: Yakupov Slyly Knocks Chipchura into Open Door at Edmonton's Bench

Edmonton's Nail Yakupov recently told the Edmonton Sun he's "been doing everything right."

It may or not be true, but he proved tonight that he is good at getting under an opponent's skin. Could he transform himself into the next Ken Linseman? Edmonton has higher hopes for the 2012 first overall pick, but Yakupov's 4 goals and 8 points (and minus-16) have left much desired in 2014-15 thus far.

Yakupov was given two minutes for interference on the play, and he ended up a minus-1 in 16:21 of ice time as the Oilers fell 5-1 to the Coyotes.