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Former No. 1 pick in Edmonton doghouse

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07:42 AM ET 10.14 | At one point during Sunday's practice in Washington, Edmonton head coach Dallas Eakins sought out Nail Yakupov, who on Saturday in Toronto had been scratched for the first time in his career. [Naturally], he was not happy. While his time in the press box was mighty uncomfortable, it might not yet be over. Eakins may not re-insert Yakupov until Tuesday when the Oilers play the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I wasn't happy about it [Saturday] night," said Yakupov. ... "I really don't like skating all the time, and forechecking, and hitting somebody every shift. I don't think it's my game." Eakins said part of his discussion with Yakupov was that they just felt that the winger had got to a point where he was so frustrated because the points weren't coming that the rest of his game was slipping.

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October 14, 2013  08:11 AM ET

Eakins hit the nail on the head

October 14, 2013  08:17 AM ET

"I really don't like skating all the time, and forechecking, and hitting somebody every shift. I don't think it's my game"

Exhibit A as to why he is NOT coming to TOR as part of a deal involving Reimer and/or Gardiner.

October 14, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"I really don't like skating all the time, and forechecking, and hitting somebody every shift. I don't think it's my game"

Exhibit A as to why he is NOT coming to TOR as part of a deal involving Reimer and/or Gardiner.

Said in my bet French accent.....

[b]Tell 'eeem we already got one.

October 14, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Said in my best French accent.....Tell 'eeem we already got one.

Fixed....

I'm getting so tired of the flashplayer ****ing up my posts.

October 14, 2013  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"I really don't like skating all the time, and forechecking, and hitting somebody every shift. I don't think it's my game"Exhibit A as to why he is NOT coming to TOR as part of a deal involving Reimer and/or Gardiner.

Exhibit A as to why he is not a Red Wing.

October 14, 2013  10:23 AM ET



:-)

October 14, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Said in my bet French accent.....[b]Tell 'eeem we already got one.

oh yes, it's very nice

October 14, 2013  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Exhibit A as to why he is not a Red Wing.

Love to see him skating next to Datsyuk, cause #8 is not making it, and Burtuzzi played better on the first line.

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October 14, 2013  12:18 PM ET

"I really don't like skating all the time, and forechecking, and hitting somebody every shift. I don't think it's my game"


Really? He really said that?.... what an idiot... God forbid you actually have to do some working the puck to get things to go your way.....you _ _ _ wipe

October 14, 2013  12:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

"I really don't like skating all the time, and forechecking, and hitting somebody every shift. I don't think it's my game"Really? He really said that?.... what an idiot... God forbid you actually have to do some working the puck to get things to go your way.....you _ _ _ wipe

That has to go on the top 10 list of dumbest quotes by a hockey player. I wonder what the other 9 are?

October 14, 2013  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

"I really don't like skating all the time, and forechecking, and hitting somebody every shift. I don't think it's my game"Really? He really said that?.... what an idiot... God forbid you actually have to do some working the puck to get things to go your way.....you _ _ _ wipe

Now that I think about it, he's halfway to the KHL.

October 14, 2013  01:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That has to go on the top 10 list of dumbest quotes by a hockey player. I wonder what the other 9 are?

Any quote with "guarantee" in it for one.

October 14, 2013  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Eakins hit the nail on the head

Yep. He Nailed his arse to a chair in the press box.

October 14, 2013  01:02 PM ET

He'll feel better tonight. The Oil is in DC. Nothing works there.

October 14, 2013  01:02 PM ET

Jonas is starting today's game.

October 14, 2013  01:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Eakins hit the nail on the head

I was going to say 'it is Dubnyk who needs to be Nailed' but ... he's been drilled so bad, he's full of holes. There's no room left to drive a Nail into him.

October 14, 2013  01:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Jonas is starting today's game.

Normally it wouldn't matter, except the Oilers other backup is starting for them in net tonight. That's good news for the Caps.

 
October 14, 2013  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Normally it wouldn't matter, except the Oilers other backup is starting for them in net tonight. That's good news for the Caps.

Biron is now available....

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