Big save by the right leg of Grigorenko. Photo courtesy TSN

Oil On Whyte's Weekend Link Extravaganza

Team Russia has just defeated Team Canada 6-5 in OT to capture the Bronze at this year’s World Juniors.  Congrats to Nail Yakpuov, Daniel Zharkov, and the rest of Team Russia.

Before we get to the hotlinks, I want to highlight Mikhail Grigorenko’s mammoth play in OT.

Dougie Hamilton looks like he’s about to seal the deal for Team Canada in overtime, but Mikhail Grigorenko kicks out the right pad.  Moments later, Team Russia would emerge victorious on an overtime goal by Valeri Nichushkin (remember him?).  Yakupov had two goals.

To the hotlinks!

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ Post CAN/RUS Game Interview – “Fourth is not something Canada does”.  Try not to take it too hard, Nuge.  You had a damn fine tournament.

Tend the Farm – Five Goals, Five Defensive Hiccups, Delete From Memory – It’s true, Justin Schultz had his 18th goal with the OKC Barons last night.  It’s also true that there was a lapse or two on defence.  Get the mouthwash, you’ll think it’s February of 2011 again.

Jordan Eberle’s First Period Natural Hat Trick – This is a video link.  Jordan Eberle scores two goals in nine seconds, adding a third just a few minutes later in a 5-2 victory over the Texas Stars.  Carry on, nothing to see here.

Oilers Nation / Jason Gregor – Lottery To Land Arena?  – Danielle Smith of the Wildrose Party sat down with Jason Gregor on Thursday and discussed how the game Keno might by used to fund $100M to the downtown arena project.  I think if you put an Oilers logo on it, you’ll sell just about anything.

Speaking of Oilers Nation, they’ve got these nice hoodies for sale that are limited to 100. A portion of all proceeds benefits Edmonton charities. And the hoodies themselves look sharp. Get one.

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