February 03 2015 08:30AM

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Back when OilersNation started in 2007 there was a vibrant series of Oilers blogs that were busily churning out content on a near daily basis. A young Wanye wanted to be so badly a part of this scene that he carefully sent each blog a note asking if they wanted to join up and contribute to OilersNation in exchange for good old fashioned cash money.

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February 02 2015 03:40PM

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The following is a look at the machinations and plots behind the scenes at the Nation Network. If you don't care/don't want to know please click here to read a riveting piece about the Oilers overcoming an early season insistence on using the swarm defense. You have been warned.

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January 05 2015 02:58PM

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Yeah you read that right.

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December 29 2014 12:45PM

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It goes without saying that I am a big fan of the Edmonton Oilers. I have every piece of Jordan Eberle gear ever made. I still use the Oilers garbage can I was given as a birthday present when I was 12.  Even in these dark times on the ice I'm still heavily invested in this ice hockey squadron and their continued success.

And for all the problems we see on the ice and in the front office there is a second massive problem on the horizon for the Oilers as 2015 begins. A problem that no one amount of winning – however unlikely THAT is these days – will help.

And that is the very possible scenario of the Edmonton economy falling off a cliff in the coming year.

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Rome Burns: Part III

December 02 2014 03:54PM

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There is no proven model for what type of owner most successfully runs a professional sports team in the long run. There are teams owned by corporations and investor groups. Some are family owned, sometimes on their second or third generation running the team. Then there are owners as individuals who own the team and call all the shots themselves. Sometimes running the team is their primary profession, sometimes it isn’t.

It’s all over the map. There are no clear best practices to follow.

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