Annual article extolling the virtues of Patrick Thoresen

Jonathan Willis
October 02 2012 06:22AM

With the NHL locked out, the mantle of “world’s best hockey league” falls to the 26-team Kontinental Hockey League. That league’s second leading scorer is one-time Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Thoresen.

Which makes it time for my annual piece wondering why he isn’t in the NHL.

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THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING

Robin Brownlee
October 01 2012 06:44PM

It's been all talk and little or no action, at least at the NHL level, while we wait for Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr to sort things out, but the consolation is some of the gab we've been getting over the past few days has a hopeful and common sense ring to it.

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EBERLE TALKS ABOUT GOING TO OKC

Jason Gregor
October 01 2012 10:18AM

Jordan Eberle played 20 AHL games over two seasons with Springfield, and he racked up nine goals and 23 points. Since then he's played two NHL seasons, including an excellent 76-point campaign in 2011/2012. Will he think the AHL is beneath him?

Not a chance. I caught up to Eberle before he left for Oklahoma City and got his thoughts on the AHL, Justin Schultz, the Riders and even "Hall N' Ebs."

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The Best of the Nation – 9.30.12

Jonathan Willis
September 30 2012 10:42AM

Photo: davidgsteadman/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 2.0

Looking at a Roberto Luongo trade, the advantages for an NHL team that operates it's own junior club, the craziness that awaits any NHL'er heading to Sweden for the lockout, Dan Cloutier's return to the NHL, and more after the jump.

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LETS GET THE PARTY STARTED

Lowetide
September 30 2012 09:57AM

The Oklahoma City Barons start rolling today, as coach Todd Nelson welcomes the most talented group in the club's short history to the AHL. Let's start with the introductions.

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