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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”. 

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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”.

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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

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