JUNGLE B: THE ROAD TO THE NHL

Jason Gregor
August 09 2011 01:11AM

Guns N' Roses released their first album, Appetite for Destruction, on July 21, 1987. It contained one of the greatest dressing room/warm up songs you've ever heard, Welcome To The Jungle. Since 1988, many teams have psyched themselves up listening to Axl and the Boys, but one player actually used the "Jungle" as a springboard to an NHL career.

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ONLY 40 DAYS LEFT

Jason Gregor
August 02 2011 12:14PM

Staying celibate for 40 days would be easy compared to asking the Nation not to debate the merits of Sam Gagner for the next 40 days. Seriously, I could write one sentence on what I think of Gagner and two paragraphs on a why Katrina Law, who played Mira in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, is a natural beauty, and the Nation would erupt in a heated debate over Gagner. That's life in the Nation, and it is great, and thankfully there's only 40 days left until the rookie tournament in Penticton.

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MORE CHANGES COMING

Jason Gregor
July 29 2011 02:08PM

The media landscape across the country has seen lots of movement that past few weeks, and there will be some in Edmonton on the TEAM 1260 this fall.

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THE NATION COMES TO EDMONTON

Jason Gregor
July 29 2011 11:39AM

Edmonton will host most of the best under-20 players our country has to offer starting Wednesday August 3rd. Hockey Canada has invited 47 players to this year's camp; four goalies, 17 D-men and 26 forwards, but some of the invitees will likely be in the NHL in October, and won't be available to help Canada try and regain the gold medal after back-to-back silver medals.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS+ UPDATED DUBINSKY

Jason Gregor
July 21 2011 12:35PM

I was intrigued, curious and disappointed after watching, reading and listening to a few things Oilers related this week. Tom Renney had an interesting take on Ryan Nugent-Hopkings, the Gagner camp's had an epic battle and a conclusion to the arena financing might take even longer to sort out.

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