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Yakupov Playing Lights Out With KHL’s Nizhenkamsk Neftekhimik

Someday, we might even get to see him play in this sweater. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

I’m trying to remain level-headed about the current absence of NHL hockey.

With Yakupov playing lights out in the KHL, it’s becoming tougher and tougher to remain calm.

Yakupov is killing it with his hometown club in Nizhnekamsk so far.  Yakupov leads the club in goals with 10 (including two in his most recent game versus Torpedo, a 4-2 victory), and is averaging over 4 shots per game.

Don’t watch the KHL?  No problem.

Check out a few highlights.

In short, Yakupov is meeting and exceeding nearly every expectation you could have for a 19 year old on the ice.  Maybe we’ll get to see him on Rexall’s ice sometime in 2012-13.


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Topics: KHL, Lockout, Nail Yakupov

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