June 25 2009 10:26PM
Like a school boy anticipating his “first time” at post grad, I’m pretty stoked to be going to Montreal. A big shout out to loyal Nation reader Shaun Hunter, who hooked us up with some WestJet buddy passes to save us some bucks and donate more to the Stollery. Good work Shaun!
June 25 2009 12:13PM
Trade talk is heating up, and based on some phone conversation I had this morning, trades might trump the draft tomorrow.
June 25 2009 09:38AM
The 2009 NHL draft is almost upon us and on Friday some teams will make a selection that solidifies their organization; others will make choices that keep them spinning their wheels, while some will outright strike out.
In today’s game if you don’t draft well you have no chance of competing. Of course astute trades and free-agent signings are keys to success as well, but the foundation of every championship team is built through their draft.
June 17 2009 02:48PM
The anticipation across the NHL and specifically for the fans will increase daily as we are now within ten days of the 2009 NHL entry draft. The scuttlebutt has the Islanders prepared to take Victor Hedman instead of John Tavares, but it’s not a slam dunk.
As we get closer to the draft and the start of free agency the Nation has been asking some great questions. **If you have any questions you want answered email Gregor at email@example.com.
June 16 2009 10:31AM
Pas • sion | noun : Strong barely controllable emotion. Strong enthusiasm.
More than anything passion drives every facet of sport. The players need it to be champions, management requires it to continue on after a bad personnel decision, and the media better have it if they want to stay in the game. But fans possess it the most.