September 29 2014 12:06PM
Ah it’s been quite a week. First we got to announce Jeanshorts is joining the Nation Network full time to head up our new video department. Then last Thursday we told you that The Royal Half has joined the Nation Network as our first American team site.
And now today the grand daddy of them all: we have purchased the immensely popular HockeyFights.com, making it the 9th site in the Nation Network.
September 29 2014 12:00PM
The Edmonton Oilers responded to their 5-0 loss on Sunday by axing five of the players who appeared in that contest. Some of the names are no surprise, but at least a couple of them left much earlier than expected.
September 29 2014 10:00AM
It's time to tilt your chair back to a comfortable position, because we've got over 2900 words of wasted company time coming for you in this week's mailbag. As always, I need your questions to make this work. If you've got one, email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Twitter (@jsbmbaggedmilk) and I'll get to you as soon as we can.
Without further delay - the mailbag. Enjoy!
September 29 2014 07:13AM
Unlike previous years, when I always found a connection
between the amount of years since my father’s death to a memory from my
childhood, this year nothing has connected me to the number 14. The 12th
year of his passing reminded me of his favourite movie, The Dirty Dozen, but this
year I recalled nothing connecting the two.
Instead of recollections, I found that the bond between father and child has embraced my soul in a much deeper sense . The memories that overflow my consciousness this year have been more about the meaning and responsibility of fatherhood.
September 28 2014 11:51PM
The Oilers’ lopsided 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday featured a lovely combination of an inept offence and porous defence, but there were some exceptions to those trends.
One of them was rookie forward Leon Draisaitl, whose defensive game could have been better but who looked far, far better than the scoring wingers on his line when he entered the offensive zone.