Oklahoma City Barons’ epic comeback falls just short in 6-5 overtime loss

Jonathan Willis
November 13 2012 01:14PM

The most exciting game of the Barons’ season to date played itself out this morning.

The first period was the worst of the Oklahoma City Barons. They were down 4-0 to Toronto after one period, with the primary culprits being stars like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Justin Schultz. They were better in the second period. The third period was the absolute best the Barons could offer: those four players combined for nine points as the Barons turned a 5-2 deficit into a 5-5 tie in less than three minutes of third period action.

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PAVEL BURE: MR. EXCITING

Jason Gregor
November 13 2012 11:13AM

The first time I saw Pavel Bure was at Northlands (now Rexall Place) when he played against Canada's under-17 Team Pacific. I was in the building watching my brother Colin play for Canada, but two minutes into the game Bure stood out. I remember literally hating the Russians before the game started, however, as the game went on I couldn't take my eyes of off Bure. 

I'd never seen a player skate like him. After the game Colin and I talked about how ridiculously fast and explosive Bure was. My brother was an excellent skater, when he went to NHL camps he was one of the quickest, but he said Bure was on a different level. His first few steps were the quickest I'd ever seen, and he was so fast it seemed he could accelerate even when skating laterally. I was 14 years old when I saw Bure for the first time, and it wasn't until four years later that he surfaced again in the NHL. When he joined the Canucks he was even more exciting than I recalled that cold night at Northlands.

Bure was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame yesterday, a few years too late if you ask me, and during his highlight reel I pondered if I'd seen a more exciting player in the last 30 years. I'm not suggesting Bure was better than Wayne Gretzky or Mario Lemieux, of course not, but as a pure electrifying and dazzling player, there are few who could compare.

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The NHL and their big four!

Jason Strudwick
November 13 2012 07:03AM

Ever since the start of this crazy lockout I always felt there was more to the league's stance then just the hockey-related revenue. Although getting to a 50/50 split is a pretty big chuck of change that the players will go without, it is just dollars and cents. It isn't a systemic issue. The money can be divided up.

After sifting through the tea leaves of all the talk the past week from both sides it is clear to me there are systemic issues. Here are the NHL's big four.

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BARRIE STAFFORD: BACK AMONG THE GREATS

Robin Brownlee
November 12 2012 06:59PM

Equipment man Barrie Stafford spent a lot of time with future Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Grant Fuhr, Paul Coffey, Glenn Anderson and Jari Kurri early in his career with the Edmonton Oilers. Today, Stafford took his place alongside the Boys on the Bus again.

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Going Back to Winnipeg: Part One

RexLibris
November 12 2012 04:35PM

The Jets Revisited

Part One of a two-part article looking at the Winnipeg Jets in the Revisited Series

*If you're an Oilers fan, you're going to want to watch that first video clip*

Winnipeg got its team back and the city, and country, rejoiced. Now what?

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