Nail Yakupov was not at all happy at being a healthy scratch Saturday and may sit out again on Monday.
Coach Dallas Eakins has not decided whether or not Yakupov will play against the Capitals. Yakupov practiced on Sunday and was not thrilled about sitting in the press box Saturday. "I wasn’t happy about it last night," Yakupov said on Sunday. "You can say a million words about getting better but coach says I'm not playing, so I'm not playing. I'm not happy about it. I just want to play every game. I'm going to play my game. I'm not going to change but maybe play better without the puck, or forecheck more, but I love playing with the puck. I really don't like skating all the time, and forechecking, and hitting somebody every shift. I don't think it's my game." Coach Dallas Eakins is concerned that because Yakupov is not finding the back of the net, it is affecting the rest of his game as he sulks about his lack of scoring. Now would be a great time to buy low on Yakupov whose fantasy value has taken a hit in the last couple of days.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 06:24:00 AM