November 06 2012 12:27PM

Russian Daniil Zharkov made an impression on Oiler fans shortly after Stu MacGregor's scouting staff gave him the seal of approval. "It's my goal to be better than Yak" he said on draft day. Zharkov was taken 90 spots behind Yakupov and started this season slowly; howver things are looking up.

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Jason Gregor
November 06 2012 09:50AM

Theo Peckham needs to play, and yesterday he made the decision to suit up for the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL. With the NHL and NHLPA finally meeting again there is a glimmer of hope that the NHL might be playing by December 1st, and if that's the case, Peckham needed to play some games.

With Andy Sutton out another two months with an injury, Peckham will battle Corey Potter for the #6 spot on the Oilers blueline, when/if the season resumes. Potter has been playing in Vienna for over a month already and I think Peckham realized he needs to get playing so when camp starts he's in game shape.

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It’s a good time to be Teemu Hartikainen

Jonathan Willis
November 06 2012 05:50AM

In yesterday’s AHL grades piece, I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about Teemu Hartikainen. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t optimistic about his NHL future – far from it. In fact, he’s done as much to cement a shot at an NHL job when this lockout ends as anyone on the team not named Justin Schultz.

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Ten Games In: AHL Report Cards

Jonathan Willis
November 05 2012 10:19AM

We're now 10 games into Oklahoma's season, and that seemed like a good time to grade players on their performance so far.

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KHL Highlights Chara destroys Satan, Pekka Rinne finally looks like Pekka Rinne

Steve Dangle
November 04 2012 06:28PM


Look at that picture. Just look at it. That's really all you need to know. "There's no hitting in the KHL." Phooey! Also we have the KHL's Top 10 goals, saves, and hits of the week.


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