Nail Yakupov with a goal, assist, and big ol' dive in the KHL

Steve Dangle
October 11 2012 03:27PM


Hey guys! Steve Dangle here. Myself and fellow Nations contributer Andrey Osadchenko have signed on to do highlights for the KHL's official YouTube channel. Today we got to see Nail Yakupov in action. He picked up a goal, an assist, and what looks like a pretty big Divey McDive.

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The Organizational Depth Chart

Jonathan Willis
October 11 2012 11:44AM

What is the Oilers’ current status at all positions? The finalization of Oklahoma’s roster gives us some clues as to where the various depth players stand. After the jump, my take on the Oilers’ depth chart in all positions.

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October 11 2012 07:58AM

Photo courtesy of Rob Ferguson. All rights reserved.

In the more than 30 years the Oilers have been sending kids to the farm, the team Todd Nelson will send out into the Cleveland night tomorrow will be the best in team history as soon as the first skate blade cuts into the ice.

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Steve Dangle
October 10 2012 10:02PM


Fellow Nations contributer Andrey Osadchenko and I have started making highlight packs in English for the KHL youtube channel this season. Like them? We can make it a regular feature here at the Nations.


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Jason Gregor
October 10 2012 03:58PM


The NHL won one battle, albeit a very minor one, as the Alberta Labour board ruled that the lockout can continue. I was able to obtain via email the reasoning behind this decision.

Following the same thought process of our British Columbia counterparts, we likewise
are of the opinion that the application of the provisions of the Alberta Code with respect to
strikes and lockouts to the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers Clubs in this instance would have the same detrimental effect on the league-wide collective bargaining relationship as the British Columbia Labour Relations Board recognized would result from certification of a separate bargaining unit for the Vancouver Canucks. Whether via certification of a separate unit (as with Orca Bay) or by way of the application of Alberta’s strike-lockout provisions, the result would be to carve one or two teams out from the league-wide structure and replace it with their own individualized collective bargaining relationship. Given the unique nature of professional sports and more specifically the NHL and its structure in particular, this makes no labour relations sense.

For all of the above reasons, we dismiss the NHLPA’s application in its entirety.

I don't think this has an impact in the overall negotations, but if it helps both sides focus on the task at hand then this is a small victory for the fans.



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