October 13 2012 10:27AM

Lots of chatter online last night about the Barons and their 2-1 loss in Cleveland. I think logic and good sense tell us this version of the OKC Barons are going to set towns like Cleveland on fire this winter--but there is a certain amount of patience required for Oilers Nation.

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The Edmonton Oilers’ Blue Line: It’s a Dog Eat Dog World

Jonathan Willis
October 13 2012 08:30AM

The lockout is bad news for all sorts of reasons, but I can’t help but see it as especially bad for the depth defenders on the Edmonton Oilers. For Theo Peckham, Andy Sutton and Corey Potter, a missed season could be a career killer – or at least, an Oilers’ career killer.

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Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle pointless in AHL opener; Barons lose 2-1

Jonathan Willis
October 12 2012 08:29PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle may yet light up the American Hockey League, but it didn’t happen for them in their first game of the season. Instead, both were held off the score-sheet despite a seemingly limitless run of power plays, and the Oklahoma City Barons dropped their opening game.

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Jason Gregor
October 12 2012 01:38PM

The Oilers AHL affiliate, OKC Barons, start their season tonight against the Colorado Avalanche's affiliate, Lake Erie Monsters.

As the lockout drags on I'm certain many of you will check out the odd AHL game on the web, go on a road trip (four seats left) or just follow them here at the Nation. Between Lowetide, Willis, Brownlee and myself we will give you regular updates on the happenings in OKC.

Before we get going, let's see who knows the Barons. Can you name the five players from left to right in the above photo?

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October 12 2012 01:05PM

This one will be short, I promise. - Also, we tried to link the orginal theme, but Youtube would have none of it. So in keeping with the theme of the article, new Dallas it is!

The Dallas Stars are one of those teams that most people don’t really think about anymore. We used to. Especially here in Edmonton. Since around 2008-2009 it seems like nobody has really paid much attention to them except in the area of bankruptcy and the decision not to trade Brad Richards.

So what exactly is happening in Dallas now?

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