August 15 2014 09:28PM

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It's hard to believe, but the Edmonton Oil Kings' training camp gets underway late next week with rookies arriving. The club has seen several changes and graduations to pro hockey, and for the first time in a long while will not feature any Edmonton Oilers' prospects.

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Lost in Translation - Vacation Edition

August 15 2014 03:14PM

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In case you were wondering, and I know you were, for the past couple weeks I took up the Nation summer tradition, jumped on a plane, and got out of here. While I was away, I had planned on writing updates on anything amusing that I was up to, but it was tougher than I expected.  How many times could I really talk about binge drinking and overeating? Combine that with the fact that my laptop crashed, and keeping any type of thoughts organized became difficult.

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The Craig MacTavish Blue Line

Jonathan Willis
August 15 2014 11:10AM

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It’s pretty easy to gut an NHL defence corps, but it’s much harder to build one up.

Craig MacTavish has been wonderfully active in just over a season at the helm of the Oilers, flushing away 75 percent of the defence group he inherited from outgoing G.M. Steve Tambellini. But how has he done in terms of improving the position?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
August 15 2014 08:05AM

The analytics debate rages on, how much does "character" matter, player profiles, ice bucket challenge, Wayne Gretzky and more in this week’s Roundup.

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August 14 2014 10:46PM


After weeks of ciphering, I have figured out the Pacific Division for 2014-15. Now, if you click-through it will ruin the surprise of the actual season, so consider this a spoiler alert on winter. Up next: where do they finish?

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