Best of the Nation – 12.30.12

Jonathan Willis
December 30 2012 09:00AM

We're now in the thick of the holiday season and there's no NHL hockey, but there's still lots to talk about. The league made a new CBA offer this week, the World Juniors and Spengler Cup are on, and the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to butcher the handling of their top young players.

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KHL: TImkin's Goal of the Year candidate. Platt's dangle, and Gillies goes with Ivanans

Steve Dangle
December 30 2012 05:46AM

 

Look at that intensity. LOOK AT IT!

Seriously though, if you watch these videos you'll see a good fight, some sick goals, including one disgusting spinorama worthy of being considered for goal of the year.

Enjoy!

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KHL: Chara's Lev takes down Ovechkin's Dynamo, Bobrovsky & Ramo earn shutouts, Magnitogorsk dominates

Steve Dangle
December 28 2012 07:49PM

 

Hey, so the NHL made the NHLPA a 300-page offer. Exciting stuff.

While all the lawyers read over that exciting stuff, allow me to offer you today's KHL highlights.

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VIDEO: Morgan Rielly's howitzer vs. Slovakia

Cam Charron
December 28 2012 05:05AM

Not sure who could have predicted that the Canadian world junior team would be losing 3-1 to Team Slovakia in the second period, but this wicked slapshot from Maple Leafs' draft pick Morgan Rielly on a 5-on-3 potentially changed the outcome of the game.

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KHL: Goal of the Year Candidate

Steve Dangle
December 28 2012 01:10AM

Not gonna lie to you - not a lot of huge names in these games. There. I was straight up. But there are some great highlights, including one goal I'd put in the conversation for goal of the year in the Ak Bars vs. Neftekhimik game.

Enjoy!

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