Yakupov signs ELC – 3 years

By , July 23, 2012 9:57 am

Nail Yakupov has signed an entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

“We’re very happy to sign Nail to a three-year contract. He’s an extremely talented and passionate young man who we feel will be an integral part of our team for many years to come.”

– Steve Tambellini

“Bring on the cup!”

– Fanboys

Dollar bills have not been disclosed as of yet.

7 Responses to “Yakupov signs ELC – 3 years”

  1. Racki says:

    Huzzah!!!

    Now everyone can stop crying about how awful it is we haven’t signed him yet. Apparently he’s in Russia (or was) anyways… it’s a priority, but it was only a problem if he wasn’t signed before the season started. No big deal.

  2. Metal&Oil says:

    I think we overpaid ;) Wonder what # he will wear???

  3. chucker says:

    Metal&Oil:
    I think we overpaid Wonder what # he will wear???

    He’s no Gagner. :P Maybe 96 for Bure or 8 for Larionov?

  4. Racki says:

    He will strip Horcoff of #10 :P

    Just kidding.. everyone knows I like Horcoff. I can’t see Yakupov having the balls to ask him for it, but who knows.. maybe Horcoff will ‘coff’ it up. But that is his actual number. If not, maybe he’ll drop the 0… #1! :P

  5. oilinblood says:

    fak. well thank god he is not the last 1st rounder signed. close to it but meh.

    not sure what the delay was. the contract is already made or you.

  6. chucker says:

    oilinblood:
    fak. well thank god he is not the last 1st rounder signed. close to it but meh.

    not sure what the delay was. the contract is already made or you.

    He was in Russia.

  7. oilinblood says:

    yeah i remember the 20 articles about him going back to russia… but i had forgot iron curtain blocks faxes.
    i kid
    anyways, happy it got done and we werent getting pathetic waiting like pan handlers for scraps of concessions in a new CBA. Stuff like that has players running for greener pastures in a big hurry.

    personally i hope the reason was that the oilers told larionov that they had to deal with the returning players first (gagner). even though no thought goes into these ELC’s on top 5 picks, its understandable to put it on hold until other issues are in order.
    whatevs. looked like cheapos for a bit but all is well.

    —–
    new topic.
    what does everyone think of Krueger saying he is penciling Nail as a LW? Id prefer Hemsky moving there… but i figure from his past prima-donna sulks that he would be vocally against it and sulk as usual. Some guys do what the team needs…some are bigger than the team.

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