September 12 2014 05:04PM
It’s back to work time at the Nation. Unreasonable optimism is beginning to build here in Edmonton, Brian Burke is already irate about something or other down in Calgary and in Vancouver ocean kayakers shrug indifferently at one other when the Canucks are infrequently mentioned.
We have some big things planned for the Nation Network this fall. Existing sites are being rebuilt. Sexy new looks are being designed. We have also purchased one of the largest hockey sites on all of the internets and we will be announcing all of this fun in the next couple weeks.
As part of our rebuild + relaunch plans we are doing a super annoying 4 minute survey. You know the kind that we all hate to do.
September 12 2014 12:00PM
The long march to respectability - well, eventually - kicks off tonight as the Young Stars Classic begins in scenic Penticton, BC. The Calgary Flames face-off with the Winnipeg Jets tonight, kicking off at 5pm MT. Our Sportsnet 960 friends have the call, with the debut of of Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias as a radio tandem, with the Flames site streaming the game (with Pat Steinberg calling the action).
Nation World HQ
September 12 2014 08:05AM
Rookie camps, team previews, zone entries, hockey markets contributing to losses, and more in this week's Round Up
September 12 2014 08:00AM
As we get prepared for the beginning of the Young Stars Classic Tournament, let's catch up on some of the goings-on of the past day or two.
I was in attendance at Winsport yesterday as the Calgary Flames conducted their medicals for the players attending the rookie camp segment of training camp. Some media availabilities were conducted, so here's the most juicy tidbits from the day.
September 12 2014 06:00AM
The Nations Network is sending this Jets blogger to the 2014 Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. I'll be judging your team and bringing you live scouting reports. Check out last year's wrap-up piece here.
The Young Stars Tournament is here again! I'll be there all weekend to scout, blog, and dry out my insides with Okanagan Events Centre popcorn. You can follow me on twitter (@kevinmccart) for live insights, or check out the Nations Network of blogs for game and player reviews.
Inside we'll reflect a bit on last year's tournament and take a look at the Flames' Young Stars roster. Have a player, story or system you're excited about? Let me know in the comments!