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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Are the Edmonton Oil Kings hungry enough to repeat?

Jason Strudwick
October 12 2012 09:19AM

Photo: Resolute/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 3.0

Winning a championship isn't easy. It is a road full of long hard games, endless battles and mountains of ice bags. Why do teams to it? Because it is so worth it! All the sacrifices, hard practices, workouts and lost teeth are forgotten the second you hoist up a championship trophy.

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Nail Yakupov with a goal, assist, and big ol' dive in the KHL

Steve Dangle
October 11 2012 03:27PM


Hey guys! Steve Dangle here. Myself and fellow Nations contributer Andrey Osadchenko have signed on to do highlights for the KHL's official YouTube channel. Today we got to see Nail Yakupov in action. He picked up a goal, an assist, and what looks like a pretty big Divey McDive.

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