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Yakupov on media lockdown through Sunday

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08:23 AM ET 12.28 | Nail Yakupov has decided a timeout is in order. The Russian star, who was quoted this week in Russia's R-Sport as saying that Canadian hockey players were dirty, won't be talking to reporters at the 2013 world junior championship until Sunday, a Russian team official said on Thursday. Yakupov, the first overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2012 NHL entry draft, was quoted as saying: "I will have to keep a cool head and ignore provocations. Especially against the Canadians. These guys play dirty. We got used to that, we played a few games in North America, so our team is ready." Canada and Russia meet on New Year's Eve in a game that should be the marquee attraction of the preliminary round.

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December 28, 2012  09:09 AM ET

yawn

December 28, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Yakupov on media lockdown through Sunday

This isn't necessary for the English media. It would take him longer than that to put together a sentence.

December 28, 2012  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yakupov on media lockdown through SundayThis isn't necessary for the English media. It would take him longer than that to put together a sentence.

or, one that could be sufficiently translated poorly enough to be of any interest

December 28, 2012  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yakupov on media lockdown through SundayThis isn't necessary for the English media. It would take him longer than that to put together a sentence.

LOL The guy knows six English words and takes 10 minutes to use them all twice.

December 28, 2012  10:37 AM ET

Just finished watching he first 2 periods of USA vs Russia. So far all i see is Nail skating like lightning , but doing jack all really to get a goal ???

December 28, 2012  11:02 AM ET
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Just finished watching he first 2 periods of USA vs Russia. So far all i see is Nail skating like lightning , but doing jack all really to get a goal ???

Sounds like the perfect Oiler. He'll fit right in over there. Either that or, he's saving it all for the "dirty Canadians" on Monday, HC. Be afraid! Be very afraid!

December 28, 2012  11:03 AM ET
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LOL The guy knows six English words and takes 10 minutes to use them all twice.

If only he used two of them in the right order, we might get a clue of what he's trying to say.

December 28, 2012  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Sounds like the perfect Oiler. He'll fit right in over there. Either that or, he's saving it all for the "dirty Canadians" on Monday, HC. Be afraid! Be very afraid!

LOL Dirty Canadian -yes , Dirty Sanchez-no

December 28, 2012  11:45 AM ET
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LOL Dirty Canadian -yes , Dirty Sanchez-no

that's what rex Ryan said last week....

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December 28, 2012  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

LOL Dirty Canadian -yes , Dirty Sanchez-no

Sanchez can't get that smell of poop out of his nose.

December 28, 2012  01:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Sanchez can't get that smell of poop out of his nose.

neither can the jets' fans

December 28, 2012  02:12 PM ET

He may not have to learn English if he keeps trying to block shots face first...

December 28, 2012  03:33 PM ET
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He may not have to learn English if he keeps trying to block shots face first...

Soooo .... I was not the only one who saw that. For a moment I thought I was imagining things.

December 28, 2012  04:40 PM ET
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Soooo .... I was not the only one who saw that. For a moment I thought I was imagining things.

Had an old coach who played for Badger Bob at Wisconsin that always told me it was the goalie's job to stop the puck.

December 28, 2012  04:53 PM ET
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Soooo .... I was not the only one who saw that. For a moment I thought I was imagining things.

I saw it too and the way he went horizontal it didn't look like it was the first time he had done it. He took one for the team, good for him and happy he is an Oiler

December 28, 2012  05:01 PM ET
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Had an old coach who played for Badger Bob at Wisconsin that always told me it was the goalie's job to stop the puck.

Badger Bob was great. Even though he coached the dreaded Flames he was always a favorite of mine and very happy for him that he did get a Stanley Cup win.

December 28, 2012  05:53 PM ET
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Badger Bob was great. Even though he coached the dreaded Flames he was always a favorite of mine and very happy for him that he did get a Stanley Cup win.

Add Lanny "Moustache" McDonald to those sentiments as well.

December 28, 2012  07:08 PM ET
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Add Lanny "Moustache" McDonald to those sentiments as well.

Absolutely. All round good guy and very very good player with or without the puck.

 
December 28, 2012  08:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Absolutely. All round good guy and very very good player with or without the puck.

Basking in the reverential glow of FLAMES Love...breathe it in Brothers...its intoxicating

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