The 2011-12 NHL season is officially underway and there is a whole bunch of good this week on NationRadio to celebrate. Former Oiler Sean Brown chats with Lowetide as does Timo Seppa – Managing Editor of Hockey Prospectus, Thomas Drance from CanucksArmy, Oil Kings play by play man Corey Graham and finally Matt Bugg from Dobber Hockey.

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Segment 1 

Timo Seppa – Managing Editor Hockey Prospectus and contributor to ESPN Insider is on the show to discuss his take on advanced analytics in the NHL, the concept of “sophomore slumps” and makes some bold predictions for the year ahead.

Segment 2 

Thomas Drance – the force behind the surging checks in from Van City to talk about the defending 2011 Western Conference Champion Vancouver Canucks and some advanced stat.

Segment 3 

Lowetide talks about Thanksgiving and the latest rants from one Donald S. Cherry.

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Segment 4 

Former Edmonton Oiler Sean Brown stops by to give us a recap of his days as an Oiler, his later career in Europe and to discuss life after hockey as a resident of Edmonton.

Segment 5 

Corey Graham the Play-by-play man for the Edmonton Oil Kings checks in from Moose Jaw, Sask to give an update on Martin Gernat, and his take on the start the Oil Kings have had this year.

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Segment 6 

Matt Bugg from the venerable Dobber Hockey gives us his take on a slew of Oilers prospects including Martin Gernat.

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