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Should Shawn Horcoff Give Up His Sweater Number For Nail Yakupov?

Yak-Madness has only just begun in Edmonton, and it’s sure to heat up with development camp beginning on Wednesday. It’s been determined that Nail Yakupov will sport the number 64 sweater for the duration of development camp, but what about when next season begins?

It’s no secret that Yakupov has worn 10 for most of his junior career. Shawn Horcoff has won it for his entire tenure in the Oilers organization. Should Horcoff give up his number for the young phenom?

Horcoff has been this team’s captain since Ethan Moreau has been gone.  He’s taken a lot of abuse from fans, critics, and some local media.  I’ve heard in several circles that it’s time for Horcoff to give up the ‘C’ for Taylor Hall.  I’m not sold on any of it.

I don’t think he should give his number to Nail Yakupov unless there’s a mutual agreement to.

I vote no. But you can vote yes.  Or something different altogether.

Should Shawn Horcoff voluntarily give up #10 for Nail Yakupov?

  • No! (65%, 271 Votes)
  • Yes! (35%, 146 Votes)

Total Voters: 416

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Yakupov has already stated his favourite player growing up was Pavel Bure, and that makes a good argument for the 96 sweater.

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