August 13 2012 09:35AM
We're in the midst of the interminable mid-August hockey lull, and news is sparse. But neither CBA uncertainty, nor a lack of material can deter Allan Mitchell! On this week's episode of Nation Radio, Allan is joined by the likes of player agent Tom Lynn, Andrey Osadchenko, Nations overlord Kent Wilson and Scott Reynolds of NHLNumbers and Copper and Blue. Allan and his guests breakdown the news of the week, gush about Nail Yakupov's play at the Subway Super Series and, of course, suss out some reasonable expectations for Jordan Eberle.
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At the top of the show, Allan disucsses the U-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and other topics with player agent Tom Lynn.
It's the hot topic in the Oilogosphere this summer, and Allan breaks it down: what are some reasonable expectations for Jordan Eberle's production this upcoming season?
Russian hockey writer Andrey Osachenko of allhockey.ru, the Hockey News and the Nation Network joins Allan to chat about the age old hockey rivalry between Canada and Russia, as well as the 2012 Subway Super Series.
Allan is joined by Nations overlord and happy newlywed Kent Wilson, who updates us on the rumoured dealings between the Flames and the Detroit Red Wings concerning Jay Bouwmeester.
Scott Reynolds of Copper and Blue drops by to chat with Allan Mitchell about C+B's top-25, the relative merits of Yakupov, Hall and Nugent-Hopkins, the NHLNumbers team annuals, and how difficult it is to acquire "power forwards."
Ryan Whitney is a good guy who admits that the call that levelled the women's semifinal soccer game between the US and Canada at the Olympics was "bogus." He also talks with Jason Gregor about hockey, CBA negotiations and his long road back from a recent ankle injury.
Listen to the full show!