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On the Edmonton Arena Deal Kerfuffle

    Although there are no game results to talk about or aniticipate right now, there remains plenty of hockey related business items to discuss. The Oilers arena thing is turning into a bit of a fiasco, but also following a path well worn by other sports owners who have extracted public dollars for private…

The Best of the Nation – 9.24.12

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…

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FN Weekend Open Thread – NHL13 League Anyone?

    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

    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…

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Two Minutes Hate! The Trevor Kidd Edition

    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…

Flames Prospects in Junior, College and Europe

    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…

2012-13 Heat Preview With Ryan Pinder

    (The Flames won’t be playing games any time soon, but the Heat’s season will begin as scheduled. To get an insider perspective on what we can expect from Calgary’s AHL affiliate this year and where we can watch them, I sent some questions to Abbotsford’s play-by-play voice Ryan Pinder) 1.) First up – When does…

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So You Still Want To Watch Hockey During The Lockout

    G’day Hockey Fans! (If you haven’t figured it out, that’s "Hello, Hockey Fans!", as exclaimed by broadcasting God and Calgary Flames legend Eddie Whalen IF he were Australian National Treasure Paul Hogan. These and other adorable cultural stereotypes to follow) So you, the loyal NHL fan who spent all your milk money on…

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IIHF denies delays in transferring Nail Yakupov, slams “entirely incorrect, false and fabricated” reports

Photo: Resolute/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Like most of the readers here at OilersNation, I read Dmitry Chesnokov’s piece on Puck Daddy yesterday with interest. After quoting Rafik Yakubov, the director with Nail Yakupov’s KHL club (Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik) as saying “The IIHF is not allowing Yakupov to play,” Chesnokov went on to speculate that the IIHF might…

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Five things: There’s this now

1. So many departures And so the great movement of NHL players to foreign leagues begins in earnest, just days after almost everyone on a two-way deal gets shipped to the AHL (sorry Tyler Seguin!). Wondering where your beloved Flames are going to end up, and who they’re going to play with? This page from…

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The KHL: Who were they trying to ban?

Zack Stortini (5of7/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 2.0) When the possibility of a lockout was still uncertain, KHL was looked at as the haven players would go to if all goes to hell. NHL’s nemesis took its time before announcing special criteria for foreign players willing to cross the Atlantic for a lockout shelter. You would assume KHL…