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Is Nail Yakupov a punk for avoiding this hit from Dan Carcillo?

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By Allan Muir

I was watching the Edmonton broadcast of the Oilers vs. Blackhawks game the other night when I saw Chicago’s Daniel Carcillo steaming toward Edmonton’s Nail Yakupov.

It looked like CarBomb was going to unload on the rookie, but Yakupov sensed the threat at the last second and ducked, leaving the hard-charging Carcillo to slam face-first into the boards.

“Dodged a bullet there, didn’t he?” I thought.

And that was it.

It wasn’t until the next morning that I heard that Chicago broadcaster Ed Olczyk had taken issue with Yakupov’s decision to avoid a date with the glass.

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  • Published On Feb 28, 2013