The Best of the Nation – 10.21.12

Jonathan Willis
October 21 2012 01:28PM

Photo: Matt Boulton/Wikimedia/CC BY 2.0

From across the Nations this week: hockey talk, with absolutely none of it focused on arena or CBA negotiations. We’ve got a healthy dose of humour – including a story from the NHL player who ran buck-naked into a group of Hungarian riot police – as well as some news, statistics, and rumour-mongering.

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Ovechkin breaks the glass, and the KHL's Top 10 goals, saves, and hits of the month

Steve Dangle
October 20 2012 06:11PM

Today's KHL package from Steve Dangle and Andrey Osadchenko features a couple of notable plays from Alexander Ovechkin and Dynamo Moscow's game against Atlant, and a late comeback from Avangard.

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AGD: Chance for Revenge

Kent Wilson
October 20 2012 11:37AM

Time: 8:00pm MST

Location: Abbotsford

Broadcast: Sportsnet One (TV)

The Heat will get a chance to avenge their 3-2 SOL to the Wolves from last night. The two clubs were neck and neck through regulation time, but Chicago swept the ensuing shoout-out easily, scoring on three shots while none of the Heat's shooters managed to beat Eddie Lack.

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Steve Dangle
October 19 2012 10:35PM



Remember when hockey was on the ice and actually played? I found some!

KHL action featuring a goal from Pavel Datsyuk that makes me rethink my entire existence, Ilya Kovalchuk is also nuts, Grabovski continues to put up numbers, and Yakupov's team falls. 

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AGD: Heat Take on the Wolves

Kent Wilson
October 19 2012 11:40AM

Time: 8:00pm MST

Location: Abbotsford

Broadcast: Sportsnet Fan960 (radio), (listen live stream)

The Heat and Chicago Wolves are a couple of undefeated teams through the first few of games of the AHL season. To get a clearer perspective on both clubs, I talked to the Heat's PbP man Ryan Pinder about the pending back-to-back series this weekend:

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