What's Left for the Summer At Nation HQ

Chris the Intern
August 10 2016 07:00AM

Summers are bitter sweet at Nation HQ. At the end of the regular season, Oilers fans are left disappointed, frustrated, and angry. Once the draft lottery comes around, excitement and hope creep into our minds, followed with peak hysteria at the draft. Free agent frenzy comes and goes and Oiler fans are left for three months to ponder what will be, come October. 

What often becomes a boring time in Oiler news between July and October can turn into an opportunity for us at Nation HQ to do some fun things with the citizens. With less than two months to the World Cup of Hockey, we've still got some exciting things happening to hopefully brighten up the slow months. 

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Home sweet home

Jason Gregor
August 09 2016 02:00PM


In 65 days the Edmonton Oilers will play their first game in their new arena. The place will be magnificent, and while you will enjoy the comfortable new seats, spacious concourses, new food and the utterly massive scoreboard, the players will have to focus on ensuring they rack up some wins in their new home, and the schedule maker has put extra pressure on the Oilers to win at home in October.

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August 09 2016 12:29PM

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We are in the dog days of summer, not much shaking and several more miles until the World Cup of Hockey (which should be fun). In these relaxed days, it is a good time to look at the Oilers prospects and rank them heading into fall. I do a summer and winter list at Lowetide, but this one (done each August) for ON uses different criteria: On the ON list, I value being NHL-ready, odds of being a productive NHL player (as opposed to a top 6F or top 4D) and current opportunities on the NHL roster. Here goes!

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Robin Brownlee
August 09 2016 10:30AM

For the younger generations of Edmonton Oilers’ fans, the team’s journey to Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup final is about as good as it gets, as close to the glory days of the franchise as they’ve experienced. Before the heartbreak of a 3-1 loss in Carolina, the Oilers took their faithful on an unexpected and unlikely thrill-ride absolutely nobody saw coming when the season began.

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The North x NorthGretz Podcast - Dangly Earrings

North By NorthGretz
August 08 2016 02:18PM

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This week the boys are joined by the one and only Adam In Sales! They talk about Keith Gretzky, the Heritage Classic jerseys, the moving of the Gretzky statue and throw down a challenge to the listeners to help get us some dangly earrings!

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