August 13 2012 09:35AM
We're in the midst of the interminable mid-August hockey lull, and news is sparse. But neither CBA uncertainty, nor a lack of material can deter Allan Mitchell! On this week's episode of Nation Radio, Allan is joined by the likes of player agent Tom Lynn, Andrey Osadchenko, Nations overlord Kent Wilson and Scott Reynolds of NHLNumbers and Copper and Blue. Allan and his guests breakdown the news of the week, gush about Nail Yakupov's play at the Subway Super Series and, of course, suss out some reasonable expectations for Jordan Eberle.
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August 12 2012 12:22PM
Yeah we know we launched the Photoshop Contest about 124 days ago and have yet to award the winner. Wait till you hear the celebrity judge that has weighed in on the contest though! All will be forgiven we swear.
August 12 2012 11:15AM
The Edmonton Oilers haven't had a player break the 80-point plateau since Doug Weight did it in 2000-01. The way I see it, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who was eight years old when Weight accomplished the feat, will be the next – likely this coming season, the CBA willing.
August 12 2012 09:43AM
The Edmonton Oilers took a practical approach to addressing their defense: using later 1st and 2nd round picks to stock the shelves and then adding later selections when the quality warranted. The three 'early' selections are all on track, and the depth group has a couple of trending prospects. It's too early to shout, but the Edmonton Oilers may well be flush with blue.
August 11 2012 11:16AM
Marian Hossa (kaatiya/Flickr under CC BY 2.0)
For all the debate about Jordan Eberle’s ability to replicate this season’s performance, there is no question that his 76 points in 78 games at the age of 21 was a remarkable achievement. That point is driven home when one looks at the list of players who have managed to score at a similar pace sometime between the age of 20 and 22 – the list is up after the jump, and it’s beautiful.