Best of the Nation – 12.2.12

Jonathan Willis
December 02 2012 07:13AM

After the jump, the answer to every question you've ever had. Provided, of course, that "every question you've ever had" relates to the NHL's return to Winnipeg, the true meaning of "one billion dollars," which NHL prospect got caught drunk and in a Teletubby costume, or something else that's answered in one of the excellent links below.

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KHL Highlights - Friday, November 30 2012

Cam Charron
November 30 2012 07:11PM

Avangard and Barys go to overtime, but as you can tell by the above image, the real story out here is Karri Rämö's awesome mask.

Here are the rest of the highlights:

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Gary Machiavelli

Jonathan Willis
November 30 2012 11:22AM

With the failure of mediation, the NHL has seemingly gone for a ‘Hail Mary’ move: asking for a direct meeting between owners and players without the presence of the leadership of either side. What should we make of this request?

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Who are the top goalies in the NHL?

Cam Charron
November 30 2012 09:46AM

There's a debate on Twitter right now (Friday afternoon), taking place between a few Leafs fans about where Roberto Luongo ranks among the top goalies in the NHL. Why not do some math?

I think it's worth looking at Luongo versus other top goaltenders. He still has four or five healthy good years in him going down the stretch of his career, and still quite valuable if Toronto were able to acquire him. I looked at goalies who had played 165 games over the last three seasons and stacked them all up in this chart with their even strength save percentage (EV SV%), throwing in two Leafs goalies, James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson:

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Mediocre Marlies November

Gus Katsaros
November 30 2012 06:29AM

Coach Dallas Eakins spoke about the annual extended November road trip in a recent interview after practice setting up a three games in three nights stretch to close off a mixed month of results.

November is typically when the Marlies embark on what in essence becomes a month long road trip, living out of a suitcase as Ricoh Coliseum transforms to accomodate horses and pigs during the Royal Winter Fair. Marlies coach spoke about the consequences of being on the road for such long stretches.

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