October 11 2014 10:05AM

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It's opening night for the Oklahoma City Barons, and there are some new prospects about to enter the pro game. The Oilers 2014-15 crop of AHL rookies includes Bogdan Yakimov, Dillon Simpson, Jujhar Khaira and Iiro Pakarinen.

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Nation World HQ
October 11 2014 07:30AM


Our friends at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division… we present the second installment of Pacific War Room for the 2014-15 NHL Season.

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October 10 2014 06:41PM

The Edmonton Oilers are just underway in their season, but the 'bubbling under' group are on their way and having varying degrees of success. As the weekend dawns, here's a look at how Oilers' prospects are doing in 2014-15.

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Jason Gregor
October 10 2014 12:50PM


I grew up listening to John Short from 9 p.m. to midnight. He was a wealth of knowledge, so I always learned something, but he also had the pleasure of hosting the post-game shows when the fan's emotions were very intense. I then had the luxury of hosting the post game show for five years from May 2003 to August of 2008.

It was glorious. I loved the passion that fans had right after the game. Usually fans were the most vocal after losses, except for the Cup run of 2006. That was the only time I can remember fans calling in after a loss or win and still being upbeat. I was supposed to be off air at midnight but during that Cup run and then again during some bad losses I'd stay on the air until 2 a.m. chatting with Oilers fans.

I don't miss the hours, but I miss the raw emotion after a game. Some nights I felt more like Dr. Phil Dr. Jay than a sports host, talking to fans who were almost too distraught to carry on supporting their favourite team. It was great.

Last night, and even this morning, the frustration amongst some Oilers fans seems to have reached a new level.

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Nation World HQ
October 10 2014 08:38AM

The 2014-15 season is officially underway. We’re talking Phil Kessel, John Tortorella, Pacific war room, season predictions and more in this week's Roundup.

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