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‘This guy is an idiot’:’ Former Edmonton Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk takes aim at Nail Yakupov

‘This guy is an idiot’:’ Former Edmonton Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk takes aim at Nail Yakupov

‘This guy is an idiot’:’ Former Edmonton Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk takes aim at Nail Yakupov

Devan Dubnyk didn’t mince words about former teammate Nail Yakupov.

Without skipping a beat, Dubnyk called out Nail Yakupov:

Dubnyk: “Oh, Nail Yakupov. That guy was an idiot. A complete idiot.

“I tried to explain to him. We were doing a low drive from the corner and he’s playing this stuff in my ear because he’s trying to hit the elbow. And I tried to explain to him, ‘You do realize there’s three scores here.’ You miss the net, you score, or you hit me in the ear. I hate all three. If you want to practice that shot, go do it on the other end.”

Gregor: “Did he ever get it?”

Dubnyk: “Obviously not. He’s nowhere to be found, so I don’t think he’s hit the elbow very often.”

The two weren’t teammates with the Oilers for long. Yakupov joined the team as a rookie in 2012-13 scoring 17 goals and 31 points, but by then Dubnyk had already been with the Oilers for three seasons.

Dubnyk left in a trade midway through the 2013-14 season and went on to have a solid remainder of his career after stints with the Nashville Predators, Arizona Coyotes, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche.

Yakupov, meanwhile, was traded by the Oilers after the 2015-16 season to the St. Louis Blues. Two years later, he was out of the NHL.

His career began in the KHL where he has had a lot of success. He has participated in 186 matches with SKA St. Petersburg, Amur Khabarovsk and most recently Avangard Omsk. In these games, he scored 101 points.

You can listen to the full episode below.


Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s News Director and Senior Columnist. You can follow on Twitter at @zjlaingor contacted by email at [email protected]





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