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Mikhail Grigorenko: Why Is He Falling?

Once Nail Yakupov’s arch-rival for being considered the 2012 top prospect, Mikhail Grigorenko now finds himself dropping out of top-10 in almost every mock draft he’s unfortunate enough to take a look at. While some complain about his work ethic, others bring up the rumor about his alleged age-forging issue.

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Igor Larionov talks Yakupov, Galchenyuk and the 2012 Draft

After talking to Nail Yakupov, the Nation Network’s Andrey Osadchenko had a chance to sit down with his agent (and Hockey Hall of Famer) Igor Larionov.  Larionov represents not only Yakupov, but another player – Alex Galchenyuk – in contention for a top-five spot at this year’s NHL Entry Draft. 

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Nail Yakupov: in his own words

You may or you may not have read my story on Nail Yakupov in The Hockey News. Well, the thing is, they only gave me 1300 words to work with. So I was left with an immense amount of quotes I didn’t use in the article. I piled them all together so you’d get an…

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Q&A With Martin Marincin

    Andrey Osadchenko: You recently came back from the World Juniors. How difficult it is going into this tournament as a Slovak? In all honesty, nobody really expected your team to achieve anything significant. Martin Marincin: The Last 2 years have been tough for our team. We would lose to Switzerland and go down…

WJC Team Russin Preview – Will + Skill

(The Nations will also be bringing you some WJC coverage now and then this holiday season. Andrey Osadchenko starts us off with an in-depth look at Team Russia) What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you think of Team Russia? It’s their skilled and crazy fast offense, isn’t it? How often would…

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Cold War Echo

  (pic courtesy Dirty Dangle)   (Moscow native Andrey Osadchenko wanted to weigh in on the recent "Ovechkin on Steriods" controversy) If you read John Steigerwald’s column about Ovechkin’s alleged steroid use and you listened to him argue with Ryan Lambert on the radio show about it and your initial reaction wasn’t ‘Wow!’ you are…