Remember the photo with Yakupov and Jagr? Nail explains the story behind it in the new Joining the Rush episode!
Nail Yakupov: Coming Home is a documentary on Oilers 1st overall pick Nail Yakupov’s return “home” to Sarnia from his new home in Russia playing in the KHL.
Steve “Dangle” Glynn (me) and fellow Nations contributor Andrey Osadchenko drove to Sarnia to watch Yakupov in action and have two in-depth interviews with him. We also sat down and spoke to Yakupov’s good friend and former teammate Alex Galchenyuk, the Montreal Canadiens’ covetted 2012 3rd overall pick.
KHL Highlights: Yakupov scores 2, Malkin with 3 assists, sick goals, and a Riga-SKA game that was great start to finish
Warning: Yakupov’s 2nd goal from today may get you pregnant. Plus the KHL’s Top 10 goals, saves, and hits of the week!
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Can you tell me another funny story about meeting players? I'm "sick"..
I was on the phone with Jordan Eberle for this junior hockey radio show I used to intern for and was interviewing him about his 100th WHL goal. I got to pre-record interviews for the show as the producer, or “writer” as I was called, so I was recording an interview with him. Keep in mind this is several months after he scored that epic goal against Russia and won gold.
I’m paraphrasing but this is pretty much the conversation we had:
Me: “So Jordan. You scored a pretty big goal this week with your 100th. Have you scored any other big goals this year.
Eberle: “Umm…well I scored a winner earlier in the season I think. And umm
Eberle: “Oh yeah hahaha sorry.”
Kicking it old school: Here’s a webcam interview I did with Jordan Eberle in May 2009. Ebs is a gem. I am a humongous nerd.