Tag Archives: Nail Yakupov
The Derecho Draft: What Became of the Players Selected in the First-Round Of The 2012 Draft
Photo: Sports Illustrated The 2012 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 29-30 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The draft weekend also coincided with a series of major thunderstorms that affected a large area throughout North America. The … Continue reading
Post-Lockout One-ders – 2012-13 Season One-Year Wonders
USA TODAY With the 2019-20 season on pause, NoVa Caps looks back at the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, which consisted of only 48 games. One notable aspect of the 2012-13 season was that of several players performing better than they typically … Continue reading
5-Years Later: Evaluation of Top Forwards Picked in 2012 Draft
Leading into the NHL Entry Draft of 2012, the consensus #1 pick was expected to be Nail Yakupov, a Russian-born player who played Juniors with the Sarnia Sting. One slogan for slumping teams in tank mode was “Fail for Nail”.
The Case For Nail Yakupov
Photo: Ian Kucerak Agence QMI That title alone is going to cause a ruckus. When I first pondered the idea of the Washington Capitals trading for Yakupov over the years I instantly shook my head with a resounding “no”.
NHL Weekly Re-wind – For Week Ending 10/31/15
Eastern Conference Review This week’s Eastern Conference round up has news coming out of Detroit, Buffalo, and Columbus, and Montreal. The Detroit Red Wings’s season has taken another hit, literally. Former Caps defenseman Mike Green is on the shelf for … Continue reading