The Best of the Nation – 10.21.12

Jonathan Willis
October 21 2012 01:28PM

Photo: Matt Boulton/Wikimedia/CC BY 2.0

From across the Nations this week: hockey talk, with absolutely none of it focused on arena or CBA negotiations. We’ve got a healthy dose of humour – including a story from the NHL player who ran buck-naked into a group of Hungarian riot police – as well as some news, statistics, and rumour-mongering.

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October 21 2012 11:36AM

Looking at the current OKC Barons, I'm reminded of a dozen years ago, when the draft and logic told us Michel Riesen would be the AHL player to emerge from the Oiler minor league system as a quality player. Well, draft and logic lost out to a 5th round pick named Jason Chimera. How can we apply those lessons to the current Barons?

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Robin Brownlee
October 20 2012 08:36PM

Edmonton Oilers forward Ben Eager, who some critics might suggest barely laid a hand on anybody during the 2011-12 season out on the ice, is facing assault charges in the wake of an altercation in a bar early Saturday morning.

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Ovechkin breaks the glass, and the KHL's Top 10 goals, saves, and hits of the month

Steve Dangle
October 20 2012 06:11PM

Today's KHL package from Steve Dangle and Andrey Osadchenko features a couple of notable plays from Alexander Ovechkin and Dynamo Moscow's game against Atlant, and a late comeback from Avangard.

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Dangle's Lockout Log: That time I interviewed Jordan Eberle with a bagel

Steve Dangle
October 20 2012 01:35PM


(This article was originally published at Steve Dangle's personal site. But seeing as it had to do with Jordan Eberle, he's allwoing us to re-post it here at OilersNation. Mostly for Wanye's benefit, of course.)

I've made about 1,000 YouTube videos talking about hockey, but I still have a lot of stories and little things I've never really shared before. Since there's a lockout (again), here is one of those stories. It's really long, so here's your chance to tap out early.

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