Top NHL pick could be Russian Nail Yakupov

Posted by: MBR on Fri Jun 22nd, 2012 7:09 am
Top NHL pick could be Russian Nail YakupovBy Will Graves PITTSBURGH — The question comes up often in Nail Yakupov’s meetings with NHL scouts and general managers. And even though the 18-year-old Russian is still learning English, he can’t help but tense up the second he hears the letters “KHL.” The player projected to be the likely No. 1 pick ... Read more: ... l-yakupov/
Posted by: MBR on Sat Jun 23rd, 2012 5:28 am
Yakupov taken by Oilers with top pick in NHL draft PITTSBURGH — Nail Yakupov is ready to live with the pressure of being a No. 1 pick. On the night he was chosen first in the NHL draft he had to share the spotlight when the host Pittsburgh Penguins traded popular forward Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes. An hour Read more: ... nhl-draft/