July 08 2012 10:59AM
With summer weather finally arriving on the ol' dusty plains here in Alberta, a lot of folks thoughts are probably turning to backyard barbecues and water parks and picnics and pin wheels and county fairs and whatever else folks associate with summer vacation.
Not us here at the Nation though. Our hearts and minds stay rooted at the rink - or, as it were, in spreadsheets, internet squabbles over player contracts and twitter flame wars.
This week, Lowetide snubbed the the inviting sun and instead talked contracts, drafts and free agency with a gaggle of guests including Jason Strudwick, Andrey Osadchenko and Jonathan Willis.
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Allan opens the show with his thoughts on the off-season so far.
Next up, Nation Overlord Kent Wilson discusses the Flames loss of Olli Jokinen, their moves in free agency as well as Jason Garrison and Shea Weber.
Our intrepid Russian Reporter Andrey Osadchenko updates the Nation on some of the Oilers European players as well as his recent interview with Nail Yakupov.
Ex-Oiler and current Nation contributor Jason Strudwick talks about getting drafted, what it takes to make it to the show and what it's like to be a free agent.
The OilersNation's own Jonathan Willis drops in for some draft talk as well a look at potential line combos.
Finally, we end with Jason Gregor's interview with newest Oiler Justin Schultz.
We do not have the full show file quite yet. Once it arrives, we will update ASAP.
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