Nail Yakupov will have a new look this fall, forcing some Edmonton Oilers fans to make jersey adjustments.
The Oilers winger decided to go back to a familiar number, ditching the 64 he broke into the league with in favour of the more familiar 10.
Yakupov grew up wearing 10, but it was not available in his first season with the Oilers, taken by then captain Shawn Horcoff.
from Derek Van Diest at NHL.com,
After spending the majority of the offseason in Russia, the Edmonton Oilers' right wing has returned to prepare for the upcoming NHL season, having put a disappointing second season behind him.
"It might be a huge year for me and that's why I'm here, to work on some things and to be here and train," Yakupov said Tuesday...
Teddy Purcell has come full circle after being traded to the Edmonton Oilers, seven years after his first NHL game at Rexall Place.
He was a deer in the headlights back then.
âI got called up from (Los Angeles AHL farm team) Manchester, was in the airport all day, got delayed and didnât get to Edmonton until about one oâclock the night before. I didnât know if Iâd even...
The Bakersfield Condors, owned by the Edmonton Oilers, have hired JF Houle as the sixth head coach in Condors history. Team President Matthew Riley talks about the new hire below.
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Benoit Pouliot had 10 points (plus eight) for the Rangers in their run to the Stanley Cup final, but there was no money in the cupboard to resign him.
He had a collection of suitors, though â one team offered a six-year deal, one more than the Oilers signed him for (five at $20 million).
Heâs back in the West after starting his NHL career with the Minnesota Wild.Pouliot played...
from David Staples of The Cult of Hockey,
Hope #2: That Mark Arcobello and Anton Lander pick up where they left off in the AHL. Both Arcobello and Lander are seasoned AHLers now, and both have aced almost every test that league has thrown at them. If this were Detroit, we might be going on about how sage management had wisely let them get over ripe on the farm (though thatâ...
The newest Edmonton Oilers forward Benoit Pouliot explained why he took a 4 year, 20 million dollar contract (5 million per year) with the team.Dan4th Nicholas-Wikimedia CommonsPouliot recently said,Â "I really enjoyed New York, but when it comes down to free-agency, some teams have money, some donât.âPouliot will be ready to start a new chapter in his career when training...
Fans of the Edmonton Oilerâs have had a roughÂ past couple of years. Despite having the 1st overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft for three consecutive seasons, the team has failed to finish higher than fifth place for all but one of their last five seasons. Itâs hard to say what isnât clicking with the team, whether it is the management, the coaching, on-ice leadership, the...
from Jonathan Willis of The Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal,
It was a dark and ugly campaign for the Oilers. The 2009-10 NHL season saw the implosion of the retooling effort the team had carried out in the aftermath of the 2006 Stanley Cup Final run, and launched an official era of rebuilding in Edmonton.
With the moves made this summer, every single player who took...
Edmontonâs Andrew Ference mocks your typical workout gear. Ference believes that you can still class things up even if youâre planning on getting sweaty.
True love is sticking with a man who dresses like this for his work outs. #fannypack pic.twitter.com/kbq3PR3Od7
â Krista Ference (@krista_ference) July 16, 2014
(H/T Reddit Hockey)
At an Edmonton Oilers prospect camp earlier this week, 2012 63rd overall pick Jujhar Khaira scored an awesome goal. In a shootout, the forward flicked the puck up with one hand and past the goaltender.Â
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Leon Draisaitl, center, has the right mentality to step in immediately as a leader in Edmonton. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
After being drafted third overall in the 2014 NHL Draft just ten days ago, Oilers center Leon Draisaitl believes that he is ready to join a roster headlined by a plethora of other young forward prospects.
Last week, Edmonton traded center Sam Gagner to Tampa Bay...