LAING: In Memoriam: Peter Chiarelli

Peter Chiarelli isn’t dead. He just got fired by the Edmonton Oilers one year ago today. And thus, I thought it would be good to not only look back at what was, but how things have been in the last year.


#NationRoadTrip to Calgary Recap

Just about two weeks ago, the Nation crew and over 100 friends of ours were hopping on a Backside Tours bus and heading down to our neighbours to the south in Calgary for a hockey game. Our fourth such trip and in those four trips, our record of 1-3 has done nothing to stop fans…


At Random: About Connor

Like many of you, I consider Edmonton Oilers’ captain Connor McDavid the best player on the planet. For me, it’s not even close. Like many of you, I had absolutely no idea how serious the injury he suffered to his left knee in the final game of last season was until word began to trickle…


Inside the Nation: McDavid’s super healing knee

It’s a cloudy day in the best capital city in the best province in the best country in the best planet named Earth in the Milky Way galaxy. That means it’s time for Dustin Nielson to be live on your laptop, cell phone or television (if you broadcast Facebook to your TV). Stay tuned to…


Mr. Holland’s Assets

The race in the Western Conference is ridiculously tight right now and with the trade deadline now just over a month away I’m very interested to see which team blinks first. If I was a betting man, I’d expect the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets to be the most active of the four Canadian clubs…