The Best of the Nation - 9.24.12

Jonathan Willis
September 24 2012 10:34AM

Nathan MacKinnon is the consensus pick as the best player eligible for the 2013 Draft. Who else is available? What NHL list that nobody wants to be on did Ryan Kesler just make? What kind of livestock did an NHL executive compare NHL players to? Why is Toronto slamming the “best goalie coach on the planet”? When will the NHL lockout end?

All that and more, after the jump.

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FN Weekend Open Thread - NHL13 League Anyone?

Kent Wilson
September 22 2012 10:06AM



NHL13 was recently released and it may be the closest thing any of us get to NHL hockey for awhile. Recently I've noticed some blogs and communities are starting up GM connected leagues, which sounds like it could be some fun.

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Slavia vs Avangard: Battle For Cervenka

Andrey Osadchenko
September 21 2012 11:18AM



Last season Roman Cervenka topped the KHL in play-off scoring and was one win away from clinching the Gagarin Cup (league championship) with Avangard Omsk. Losing a player like this was understandably a serious issue for Avangard. However, thanks to the lockout, Siberian fans may see Cervenka lace them up for their team again.

But does he want to?

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Two Minutes Hate! The Trevor Kidd Edition

September 20 2012 04:44PM



You could have been Martin Brodeur.

Actually you could have been Marty Brodeur, Keith Tkachuk, Bryan Smolinski, Felix Potvin, Doug Weight, Geoff Sanderson, Slava Kozlov, Alex Zhamnov, Sergei Zubov, some guy named Craig Conroy, Robert Lang, Peter Bondra, or Sergei Nemchinov, but you you could have been Marty Brodeur.

Instead, you were Trevor Kidd. Fletcher's Mistake.

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Flames Prospects in Junior, College and Europe

Kent Wilson
September 20 2012 11:35AM



Ryan covered all the angles when it comes to the Abbotsford Heat recently. Of course, the Flames have other prospects scattered throughout the junior and college ranks here in North America, as well as couple plying their trade versus men in pro leagues across the pond.

For those wondering who they are, where they are and how to look up their stats...this post is for you.

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