50 WORDS FOR SNOW

Lowetide
October 08 2012 02:17PM

Nail Yakupov is a rookie in a very good league, the KHL. So when he's named rookie of the week, it's a pretty big deal, right? Nail Yakupov's first 4 games in the KHL saw him score 3 goals, a healthy clip at any level. How are we to compare Yakupov's accomplishments in the faraway league to past snipers?

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10 Points: Oklahoma, the lockout, and John Muckler

Jonathan Willis
October 08 2012 12:13PM

After the jump: thoughts on the latest moves in Oklahoma City, wondering how long the lockout will last, and getting John Muckler's views on being an NHL general manager.

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NELSON ON OKC

Jason Gregor
October 08 2012 09:28AM

The OKC Barons wrapped up their short two-game preseason over the weekend, and before playing those games I chatted with Nelson about how he will use his NHL-caliber players.

This is a huge opportunity for the Oilers to discover who might be capable of playing with Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins whenever the NHL returns.

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CATCHING UP WITH THE KIDS

Lowetide
October 07 2012 10:49AM

The season for hockey is well underway; for Oiler fans, following the gifted kids across the globe can be frustrating and time consuming. Fortunately, the "player pages" are now up and offer us a handy guide to their progress.

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The Best of the Nation – 10.7.12

Jonathan Willis
October 07 2012 09:13AM

After the jump: why the 2012-13 season won't be cancelled, looking at the possibility of replacement players, trying to identify players that raise their game in the post-season, and a lot more.

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