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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KHL UPDATE: DATSYUK IS AMAZING, KOVALCHUK IS TOO, GRABO GETS GOING, AND YAKUPOV'S SQUAD STRUGGLES

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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KHL Update: Grabo Goal, More of Malkin, Unlucky Chara, and more

Steve Dangle
October 17 2012 06:18PM

 

Hey look! Actual hockey!

Here's today's KHL highlights, featuring Mikail Grabovski, Evgeni Malkin, Zdeno Chara, and more.

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Some Thoughts on the NHL's Proposal

Kent Wilson
October 17 2012 11:21AM

 

 

In case you missed, the NHL has published their proposal to the players union on NHL.com today in stark black and white for the public's perusal. Getting past any cynical deductions about why the league would choose to finally share a proposal in living color with the fans at large, the deal itself contains a number of fascinating items that go well beyond the primary issues that were reported yesterday.

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