The Best of the Nation – 10.14.12

Jonathan Willis
October 14 2012 10:03AM

Across the Nations this week: the fantasy world some bloggers are living in, what the lockout is doing to careers, the value of a starting goalie, full team previews for every club in the NHL, how a trade 25 years ago is still powering the Pittsburgh Penguins, and much more.

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KHL HIGHLIGHTS - Saturday, October 13 2012

Cam Charron
October 13 2012 04:45PM

Four more KHL highlight packs for you, courtesy of our friends Steve Dangle and Andrey Osadchenko, who have so graciously filtered through the cyrillic lettering and thick Eastern European accents to bring us an English version.

As they do most nights, of course, here as a regular feature at the Nations. Tonight, Mikhail Grabovski scores an OT winner for Red Army and Caps prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov has a beautiful tally. Enjoy.

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What Can We Expect from Alex Burmistrov?

Dimitri Filipovic
October 12 2012 10:10AM

 

When you're selected 8th overall, you enter the picture with rather large expectations. In a vacuum, 48 points in 150 career games is not an acceptable scoring rate for an offensively gifted forward. But the problem with that is that you can't necessarily evaluate what Alex Burmistrov has done thus far in a vacuum, just by looking at his point totals.

From his 2010 draft class, 20 fellow first rounders have yet to lace up the skates in an NHL game. Of the ten that have, only Tyler Seguin and Cam Fowler have played in more games than Burmistrov. But for me, the most important fact to take into account is that he has yet to turn 21 years old.

While there are many casualties of the lockout - fans, employees, older players with only so much playing time left in their legs - the young Russian center may very well be one of its biggest beneficiaries. What can we expect from Burmistrov for not only this year, but the future as well?

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KHL HIGHLIGHTS - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012

Steve Dangle
October 11 2012 07:29PM

 

Hey all! Steve Dangle here. Fellow Nations contributer Andrey Osadchenko and I have started making highlight packs in English for the KHL youtube channel this season. Like them? We can make it a regular feature here at the Nations. 

Anyway - one of these games features Nail Yakupov who scored a goal, an assist, and a pretty hilariously blatant dive.

Enjoy!

Nail Yakupov's goal and assist were not enough as Slovan downs Neftekhimik.

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KHL HIGHLIGHTS - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012

Steve Dangle
October 10 2012 10:02PM

 

Fellow Nations contributer Andrey Osadchenko and I have started making highlight packs in English for the KHL youtube channel this season. Like them? We can make it a regular feature here at the Nations.

Enjoy! 

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