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  1. Chrisinroch

    Chrisinroch Registered User

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    Bob Stauffer was on NHL radio defending Yakupov saying he the criticism of him was unfair and that he was a character guy. He DID go on to say that there were guys in the room that had the reputation of being character guys but were "more about themselves"
     
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    why's there need to defend Yakupov? did some bearded fossil once again spew a torrent of BS about him?
     
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    Yea not even sure what this is referring to tbh.
     
  4. CantHaveTkachev

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    There was criticism of Yak?

    not in Edmonton
     
  5. Chrisinroch

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    Tendency on these boards to overuse the Troll label so I don't want to go into reasons why people may not like Yakupov.

    I'm a fan of the kid and think much of it is a tempest in a teapot.

    My reason for posting was because I thought that Stauffer's second statement was interesting and wanted the thoughts of the fanbase.
    What do you think Bob is taking about?

    Again, this is an honest question from a fellow hockey fan.
     
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    Smyth, Ryan.
     
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    CantHaveTkachev call on me

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    Guys like Ryan Whitney and Eric Belanger were rumoured to be "ego maniacs" and not very good teammates

    lots of pouting, and whining

    as for Yak, not one person, media or otherwise, has said anything bad about the kid...must be from media outside Edmonton
     
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    That would my guess as well. It has been alluded to for years.
     
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    Fan responses to this thread are 100% speculation, so I don't know what the point of this thread is other than to spew negativity on players needlessly. I'm sure every NHL team has players on it who are a little more self-centred than others. Stauffer's point was that Yakupov was a team-guy, first and foremost and not a selfish player, as he is sometimes painted in the media.
     
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    Teflon Shawn. After seeing that our local stations contact other teams media for info on those teams I always cringe at the thought of guys like Stauffer, Tencer, etc etc etc being contacted by other towns media to get the low down on the team.
     
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    Agreed. Our media "experts" are an embarrassment to the team.
     
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    Stauffer's pretty good.

    He has lost any credibility as a commentator, given his lack of independence but no one in the media is as plugged into a team as he is with the Oilers.
     
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    Almost certainly this.
     
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    Honestly Yak strikes me as a guy who wants to work his ass off and improve and become the best player possible and wants to be part of a winning team... I don't really see him as selfish or arrogant at all.

    From the comments and interviews I've heard from him, he seems to have humility and is self-critical and knows he has to improve and keep working to get better.
     
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    I don't understand how Yakupov could ever develop a negative reputation.

    I also can't stand the hockey media's treatment of players with a bit of individuality and excitement. They (the media) claim to 'like' those guys because it gives them someone to poke and prod in attempt to make a story. The media ends up vilifying the player and as a result the player becomes more reserved, robotic, and boring, just like the other 99% of the league. Case in point: Alexander Ovechkin.

    I really hope Yakupov doesn't do the same thing as he gets more experience.
     
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    Lots of people like to parrot what they hear or read. Happens with news, sports, etc.

    I read lots of different boards and a lot of other fans have an image of Yak as an arrogant non team guy, etc.
     
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    Agree. 1) he's having fun and 2) he's a young kid.
     
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    Mine too...

    But my impression is that it isn't of any malace per se, just that he was 'brought up hockey star' and unlike others, never lost his narcissist blinders. I think he's been reasonably well liked by other teammates cuz of his other positive traits... but is just one of those guys who has trouble seeing past their own "all about me" filter.

    We all have a friend like that... no biggie.
     
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    I think there's a lot of ignorance about Yakupov out there. People who only know that he's Russian and that he slid down the ice in a big goal celebration just jump to the conclusion that he's selfish and egotistical. I don't think there's a lot more depth to the analysis than that.
     
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    There was an article a few days a go in the Journal in which Terry Jones or Jim Matheson wrote a great piece on Yakupov, and how he feels much more confident this year, and looks like a more complete player. At the end he noted how he had to wait until Yakupov left the ice at practice, in which he was the last guy on the ice by a significant margin, working on different things.

    At one point the Oilers PR guy came to him and told him the media was waiting for him, he said along the lines of "I don't care, I practice."

    Even the Older Oilers Media members, who didn't like him when he came here, have changed their minds on him.
     
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    100% he has alluded to this time and time again without coming straight out and saying it. That's right folks, Mr. Fan Favorite is not as great as soon people think!
     
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    Yeah that's been the rumor for years. And Stauffer has mentioned it many times in the past.
     
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    Yakupov not robot
    cannot compute
    must judge
     
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    My guess would have been Schultz the elder.
     
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    Why did they give him an A last year then? (never understood that anyway, but still)
     
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