Voices of the Nation

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Fatherhood is a blessing

I was 27 years old. I was in my second semester of the Radio & Television Arts Program at NAIT. It was a Friday evening and my good friend Jeff and I had gone to the Oilers preseason game, and then out on the town for some fun. We met up with our regular crew…

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Lazar looking for an opportunity

Curtis Lazar had a fantastic WHL career with the Edmonton Oil Kings. He went to the Memorial Cup as a rookie in 2012. In 2013, he lost in the WHL final to Portland, and in 2014 he returned to the Memorial Cup and won.  He scored 99-69-168 in three seasons with the Oil Kings and…

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The Annual Lake Louise Pond Hockey Classic

If you’ve ever wanted to see the crew at Nation HQ ‘play the game’ then this is your opportunity. Next month, we’ll be heading out to Lake Louise to join in on the Annual Lake Louise Pond Hockey Classic and you’re all invited to join us.

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Flames free agent targets: Thomas Vanek

Earlier, Taylor McKee wrote about the Flames’ obvious, glaring need for a scoring right winger. It’s something the team has lacked since Jarome Iginla was dealt away in 2013. The team’s top line duo of Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau has never had a true trigger-man on the right side.

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Around The Pacific: The, uh, Golden Knights are in first now

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division. After a big week, the Vegas Golden Knights have taken control of first place in the Pacific Division. And they’re actually playing well! Elsewhere, the Flames welcomed in a new goalie, a Canucks rookie joined…

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Around The Pacific: The Oilers are sliding into oblivion

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division.  The pack of the Pacific Division, meaning the six teams in playoff contention, are separated by just six points. I want to consider the Edmonton Oilers one of those teams, but the gap is widening.

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The Nation Notebook: Roster Cuts, St. Louis Injuries, and PTOs.

‎The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  The regular season is just a few days away. Some 2017 draftees, including Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick, are on track to make their NHL rosters. Jaromir Jagr…