THE ROYAL HALF JOINS THE NATION NETWORK

Wanye
September 25 2014 12:11PM

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Hold on to your lederhosen - the Nation Network family is growing again.

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Tkachev: Realistic expectations

Jason Gregor
September 25 2014 10:08AM

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Vladimir Tkachev picked up two assists last night, and instantly his hype reached unhealthy levels. Have Oilers fans not learned from the past? I recall many fans and some media blaming Craig MacTavish for holding Rob Schremp back. The Oilers also held back Linus Omark in the eyes of many.

In both cases the players were over-hyped due to their offensive exploits in junior or on YouTube, and after they left Edmonton people realized that the Oilers hadn't held back their talents. Their talents just weren't good enough to be NHL players.

Please don't do the same for Tkachev, the kid doesn't deserve it.

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Does Nail Yakupov need to play right wing?

Jonathan Willis
September 25 2014 07:00AM

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Last night in Winnipeg, Nail Yakupov was put on the left wing of Edmonton’s first line, playing with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle. The line didn’t play very well; Yakupov was terrible.

Early in the second period, Dallas Eakins bumped Yakupov down to the second line and back to right wing. Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle took off, and Yakupov was much improved.

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GDB -06: Trouba and the Jets

Jason Gregor
September 24 2014 05:54PM

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The twenty Oilers who will play tonight in Winnipeg skated in Leduc this morning at 9:30 a.m., before flying to Winnipeg to face Jacob Trouba and the Jets. Darnell Nurse, Oscar Klefbom and Martin Marincin will be in the lineup, and all of them are hoping to have the same impact in the NHL this year that Trouba had last year.

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THE RISE OF JEANSHORTS

Wanye
September 24 2014 04:33PM


Please watch this video. If you want to know more read the article. If you want to start pre-emptively celebrating and never want to read another word we totally get it.

What an age to be alive!

*whistles loudly*

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