DISTRACTIONS

Robin Brownlee
April 10 2015 12:47PM

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When a team has been as inept as the Edmonton Oilers have these past nine seasons, it’s human nature to try to look past the misery occasionally, to seek a distraction from the drudgery whether you’re witnessing the carnage from the press box or paying good money to see it from the seats at Rexall Place.

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Bogdan Yakimov seems to be adjusting well to life in the AHL

Jonathan Willis
April 10 2015 11:00AM

Yakimov, Bogdan

Edmonton Oilers prospect Bogdan Yakimov has spent the majority of this season playing for the Oklahoma City Barons in the AHL, and the 6’5” centre has done reasonably well, putting up 28 points in 57 games as a 20-year-old rookie. In late March he did an interview with a Russian outlet talking about his experience, and on Wednesday portions of that interview were translated into English.

It’s an interesting read.

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Marty's Compete

Matt Henderson
April 10 2015 09:00AM

Sometimes a thing gets said and then whether it’s true or not that thing keeps being said. When we talk about players the easiest thing to do is to just repeat what keeps being said but then when those players start to develop or play differently everybody keeps saying the same thing anyway. If somebody in any kind of authority says something then it’s magnified even more so. Then a thing keeps getting said, not because it actually describes a player but because that’s just what you say when you talk about that player.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
April 10 2015 06:30AM

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Canucks, Jets and Flames all headed to the playoffs, Brendan Shanahan's tight ship, Kings miss, can the Oilers ever change, Keegan Lowe fights twice in NHL debut, breaking down trade deadline a month after the deals and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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GDB 81.0 Wrap Up: Sharks @ Oilers

baggedmilk
April 09 2015 10:19PM


Laurent Brossoit will sleep well tonight. Final Score: 3-1 Sharks.

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