The Best of the Nation – 10.14.12

Jonathan Willis
October 14 2012 10:03AM

Across the Nations this week: the fantasy world some bloggers are living in, what the lockout is doing to careers, the value of a starting goalie, full team previews for every club in the NHL, how a trade 25 years ago is still powering the Pittsburgh Penguins, and much more.

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October 14 2012 09:57AM

The Edmonton Oilers have a lot of prospects either in the system, in junior, college or European leagues. We're early into the regular season in most of these leagues and early returns for the top 20 (and beyond) is very positive.

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KHL HIGHLIGHTS - Saturday, October 13 2012

Cam Charron
October 13 2012 04:45PM

Four more KHL highlight packs for you, courtesy of our friends Steve Dangle and Andrey Osadchenko, who have so graciously filtered through the cyrillic lettering and thick Eastern European accents to bring us an English version.

As they do most nights, of course, here as a regular feature at the Nations. Tonight, Mikhail Grabovski scores an OT winner for Red Army and Caps prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov has a beautiful tally. Enjoy.

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October 13 2012 10:27AM

Lots of chatter online last night about the Barons and their 2-1 loss in Cleveland. I think logic and good sense tell us this version of the OKC Barons are going to set towns like Cleveland on fire this winter--but there is a certain amount of patience required for Oilers Nation.

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The Edmonton Oilers’ Blue Line: It’s a Dog Eat Dog World

Jonathan Willis
October 13 2012 08:30AM

The lockout is bad news for all sorts of reasons, but I can’t help but see it as especially bad for the depth defenders on the Edmonton Oilers. For Theo Peckham, Andy Sutton and Corey Potter, a missed season could be a career killer – or at least, an Oilers’ career killer.

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