2017-2018 Season Preview: Colorado Avalanche

There’s nowhere to go but up for the Colorado Avalanche. The club finished 2016-2017 in last place, collecting just 22 wins and finishing last in scoring and goals allowed. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic got on the ball and has been making some big changes in the off-season, which seems like the only reasonable response.Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Colorado Avalanche”

Edmonton Oilers Trade Yakupov to Blues

The Edmonton Oilers have traded Nail Yakupov to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for prospect Zach Pochiro and a conditional pick in the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. That conditional pick becomes a second round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft if Yakupov scores at least 15 goals this season.Continue reading “Edmonton Oilers Trade Yakupov to Blues”

Russian Coach Slams Nail Yakupov

Nail Yakupov wasn’t a part of the Russian national team at the World Championship, but that didn’t stop the head coach of the club from tearing a strip off the Edmonton Oilers forward. The Russians, who dominated the Americans by a final score of 7-2 in the bronze medal game of the tournament, missed outContinue reading “Russian Coach Slams Nail Yakupov”

The Oilers and the Yakupov Problem

It’s painfully safe to say that things have broken down between the Edmonton Oilers and Nail Yakupov. News began to emerge on Sunday that the Russian forward had asked for a trade prior to the NHL trade deadline on February 29. The 22-year-old said he was given permission to speak to other teams and thatContinue reading “The Oilers and the Yakupov Problem”