What Calgarians Need To Know About the Oilers Arena Mess

Kent Wilson
August 08 2011 09:12PM



(No, this is not an entrant into the contributor contest. Duncan already has enough jobs)

By: Duncan Kinney**

As a Calgarian who has lived and worked in Edmonton for the past two years let me give you the skinny on the mess that’s going on up here in Edmonchuk and the awkward stylings of their quirky Mr. Burns-esque billionaire pharmaceutical emperor and hockey team owner.

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Q&A with Brent Sopel

Kent Wilson
August 08 2011 09:57AM



(Andrey Osadchenko recently caught up with Brent Sopel. Here he talks to him about growing up on the prairies, playing for the Canucks winning the cup and signing in the KHL).

By: Andrey Osadchenko

- You were born in Calgary. What was it like growing up out there?

I was born in Calgary, indeed. But I lived there only for a couple years and moved to the prairies – to Saskatoon. That’s where I learned that I wanted to play hockey.

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Calgary Flames State of the Union

Kent Wilson
August 08 2011 07:46AM



(The FN Contributor search resumes today with the fourth installment. Again, please keep comments either supportive or constructive)

By Derrick Newman**

The middle of summer is not the most exciting time for hockey. Free agency is over and done with – well the exciting parts at least. There’s minor tinkering going on in GM’s offices everywhere and arbitrators are bearing down to make the unbiased decisions that could have drastic repercussions on the state of certain franchises (cough Nashville cough).

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August 07 2011 01:25PM

This week on NationRadio we have Dustin Nielson of Team 1260, Nation Network Scribe Cam Charron, Pat McLean from the awesome blog Black Dog Hates Skunks, Bob Ridley from the Medicine Hat Tigers and the recent RNH media scrum from World Juniors.


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Taking Steps

Pat Steinberg
August 06 2011 09:49PM

As we settle into August we've had a good while to digest the moves made by the Calgary Flames since the season ended and Jay Feaster was named the permanent General Manager.  There may be moves to be made yet, but it seems like the 2011-12 version of the team is starting to take form as Feaster continues to put his mark on the franchise.  There's no question the Flames have taken steps, both forwards and backwards, with the moves they've made this summer.

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