Best of the Nation - 10.28.12

Jonathan Willis
October 28 2012 10:54AM

After the jump: a look at the best prospects for the 2013 Draft, discussing trade rumours, the lockout and solutions to it, following injuries around the league, and much more.

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Nail Yakupov's pair of goals (including a dandy) and the KHL's Top 10 goals, saves, and hits of the week

Steve Dangle
October 27 2012 05:59PM

 

Warning: These highlights may gets you pregnant. If you're an Oilers fan? Twins. And you'll name them both Nail. That's how good this kid is. Seriously.

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!

We also have the KHL's Top 10 goals, saves, and hits of the week! Wait - there's two others games, too?!?! Shut the front door!

Enjoy!

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KHL Highlights - A Thriller in Minsk, Malkin and friends keep rolling, and Alex Semin joins a monster

Steve Dangle
October 26 2012 08:01PM

Want to see a bunch of hockey highlights featuring a bunch of fans actually enjoying that hockey and going nuts and stuff?

Today was a fantastic day of KHL hockey. Dinamo Minsk took on Barys Astana in Belarus for a thriller in OT, Malkin, Kulemin, and Magnitogorsk destroyed Spartak Moscow, and it looks like Alex Semin joined the right team.

***NOTE*** The Minsk-Barys game is only geo blocked in the United States. The other games are available worldwide.

Happy watching!

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BLURST OF TIMES

Wanye
October 26 2012 03:14PM

It's funny how a protracted labour dispute in the NHL will put a damper on an NHL blogging Network. Assuming you define "funny" as brainshatteringly annoying. Who wouldn't want to read an up tempo article like that right?!

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The Top Defensive Pairings In The NHL

Dimitri Filipovic
October 26 2012 09:57AM

 

Goals are fun. You know what they say: chicks dig the long-ball bulging of the twine. I'm sure that scoring a goal at the NHL level is one of the funnest things you could possibly do (legally).

What's not quite as glorious - but just as valuable in contributing to the effort of winning hockey games - is the act of preventing the puck from entering your own net. After all, a 1-0 win counts just as much as the 6-5 win. Remember, the ultimate objective of hockey is to score one more goal than you allow on any given night.

You don't truly recognize the beauty, and importance, of a great two-way defenseman until you get to watch one on a regular basis. Then, everything changes and you're left wondering how you slummed through all those days without one. What's even better than that is when you can combine two defenseman of that ilk, to form a top defensive pairing. There's comfort in knowing that you're in good hands. 

Which teams (and individuals) benefited from this sort of chemistry? And how do they stack up against each other?

Read Past the Jump for More.

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