IN 1980, IT WAS ALL ABOUT THE FINNS

Lowetide
September 13 2014 12:39AM


At the Edmonton Oilers 1980 training camp, the major stories involved first-round draft pick Paul Coffey and a kid from Finland who could barely speak English. They would both go on to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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NATION NETWORK SURVEY

Wanye
September 12 2014 05:04PM

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It’s back to work time at the Nation. Unreasonable optimism is beginning to build here in Edmonton, Brian Burke is already irate about something or other down in Calgary and in Vancouver ocean kayakers shrug indifferently at one other when the Canucks are infrequently mentioned. 

We have some big things planned for the Nation Network this fall. Existing sites are being rebuilt. Sexy new looks are being designed. We have also purchased one of the largest hockey sites on all of the internets and we will be announcing all of this fun in the next couple weeks.

As part of our rebuild + relaunch plans we are doing a super annoying 4 minute survey. You know the kind that we all hate to do.

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NHL Rule Adjustments

Jason Strudwick
September 12 2014 01:47PM

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On Thursday the NHL announced numerous rule tweaks. A few of them will have an impact on the play, others most people won't even notice a difference! Let’s take a look at what it will mean for the players.

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
September 12 2014 08:05AM

Rookie camps, team previews, zone entries, hockey markets contributing to losses, and more in this week's Round Up

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Young Stars Tournament: Oilers Preview

Kevin McCartney
September 12 2014 07:00AM

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The Nations Network is sending this Jets blogger to the 2014 Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. I'll be judging your team and bringing you live scouting reports. Check out last year's wrap-up piece here.

The Young Stars Tournament is here again! I'll be there all weekend to scout, blog, and dry out my insides with Okanagan Events Centre popcorn. You can follow me on twitter (@kevinmccart) for live insights, or check out the Nations Network of blogs for game and player reviews. 

Inside we'll reflect a bit on last year's tournament and take a look at the Oilers' Young Stars roster. Have a player, story or system you're excited about? Let me know in the comments!

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