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Sunday Hockey Notes

Rushing young NHL talent can be a hasty decision

Nail Yakupov wants to play more. Dallas Eakins, the Edmonton winger’s coach, does not agree.

And so the sad-sack Oilers have a situation that is entirely of their own doing. The team is in the dumps. Arguably their most talented offensive player — scouts compared Yakupov with Hall of Famer Pavel Bure — is angry. Nobody, from the player to coach to captain Andrew Ference to general manager Craig MacTavish, has uncovered any answers to fix the first thing around the team.

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