KHL Highlights: Kulemin scores 2, Komarov's big return, and more

Steve Dangle
November 23 2012 08:29PM

 

Last week Leo Komarov was riding a bus with the AHL's Toronto Marlies. Now he's on a line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. Not bad.

The NHL keeps cancelling games, and the KHL keeps churning them out. I hope you like the videos we're putting out, and as always, I'd love your feedback.

Enjoy!

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Career Probabilities: Curtis Hamilton

Jonathan Willis
November 23 2012 10:09AM

Curtis Hamilton has long been an interesting prospect. Though he was injured in his draft year the Oilers rolled the dice on him based on an impressive prior WHL season. Will they reap an NHL player out of that gamble?

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NATION PROFILE: ANDY MOOG

Lowetide
November 23 2012 07:28AM

Overshadowed early and destined to make his mark in other NHL cities, Andy Moog gave Oiler fans a thrill of a lifetime playoff series against Montreal early in his career, and hung around long enough to be a part of three Stanley winners in Edmonton. He is remembered for many things these long years later, not the least of which was a memorable night for the Oil deep in the heart of Texas.

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Nail Yakupov: Coming Home

Steve Dangle
November 22 2012 12:56PM

Nail Yakupov: Coming Home is a documentary on Oilers 1st overall pick Nail Yakupov's return "home" to Sarnia from his new home in Russia playing in the KHL.

Steve "Dangle" Glynn (me) and fellow Nations contributor Andrey Osadchenko drove to Sarnia to watch Yakupov in action and have two in-depth interviews with him. We also sat down and spoke to Yakupov's good friend and former teammate Alex Galchenyuk, the Montreal Canadiens' covetted 2012 3rd overall pick.

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Worst to First Jerseys: The Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
November 22 2012 10:56AM

This installment of the Worst to First Jerseys features the Edmonton Oilers, and much thanks to Oilers Nation for letting me guest post on their blog. On my own blog, I talk about about graphic design in hockey and I'll be doing the rest of the league over time, so come by Hockey By Design to check it out.

By John van der Woude

The Oilers are the epitome are consistency in a league that tends to treat design like a revolving door: easy come, easy go. Aside from the Original 6 teams, only Philadelphia and St. Louis have kept essentially the same logo since the Oilers joined the league in 1979. (Pittsburgh, Buffalo and the NY Islanders have all gone back to their circa 1979 logos, but not before dabbling with other atrocities.) And the Oilers' jerseys have remained admirably consistent as well.

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