He's 20 years and was the first overall pick in 2012. He's scoreless through 5 and has been a healthy scratch thus far. I think that's okay for a player that turned 20 years old a couple weeks ago but then you factor in soem other things. They have tons of potential stars with Eberle, Hall and Nugent-Hopkins up front. The goaltending is crap and the defense is absolutely brutal.
On the wing Edmonton has Eberle, Hall, Smyth, Hemsky, Perron, Acrobello, and Joensuu seems interesting. In the middle they've got Hopkins, Gagner and Gordon. Three legit top nine centres who can play #1 (Gagner or Hopkins), #2 and Gordon is a solid #3.
Yakupov had 31 points (17 goals) in 48 last season.