Nations State of the Union - July 20, 2012

Kent Wilson
July 20 2012 03:13PM



In Wanye's Nerd Camp update, there were some questions about the Nation's platform and some requests for some new features in comment section. With news winding down and hockey coverage entering the doldrums of August, I figured it was time for a state of the union address. Or, at least, state of the union cogent bullet point list.

Slow and Steady Builds the Platform

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Which Way to the Gym?

Jason Strudwick
July 20 2012 11:38AM



Twenty years ago players would show up at training camp looking like Gregor or Wanye. Not bad but not great. Training camp would be used by everyone to get back into playing shape and to work off the summer chub.

Those days are long gone.

The offseason is now used to get into great shape for the season. When do they start? It depends on each individual player and how far their team went in the playoffs. For this article I will look at a typical non-playoff team player's summer...

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Jason Gregor
July 20 2012 09:03AM

As expected the Oilers and Sam Gagner avoided arbitration as Gagner signed a one-year, $3.2 million deal early this morning.

What does it mean?

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July 19 2012 02:29PM

This second nerd camp update is about successful youth: Mini Daddy - featured above - and Mark Zuckerberg as you will see shortly. It is NOT about your local squadon's efficient penalty killing or the fact that Shea Weber is now richer than Zuckerberg and Mini Daddy combined. You have been warned before making the jump.

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Jason Gregor
July 19 2012 01:02PM

Shea Weber is smiling knowing that he will make $110 million for the remainder of his NHL career. That's some pretty sweet financial security for Weber, but I wonder what Preds' GM David Poile is thinking right now?

Does he match or take four first-round picks?

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