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GDB 27.0: Battle of Alberta Means Something Again

Battle of Alberta – Dec.03 (Wanye has instituted a new rule when it comes to BoA’s: winner of the last game gets to write the losers game day post. Naturally I readily agreed because it benefited my side of the conflict. So for those Oilers faithful wondering why a scummy Flames fan is penning your…

Battle of Alberta – Game the First Live Chat

Battle of Alberta – Game the First The Oilers are off to a better than expected start. The Flames have been incredibly sluggish. Calgary has owned the BofA the last few years, but there’s some question whether that will continue much longer. Can Oil can begin the turn around tonight in Calgary or will the Flames manage…

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Lost Russians: Edmonton Oilers

    Editors note: Andrey Osadchenko is the senior Russian Correspondent at the Nations Network. He writes regularly in Russian at allhockey.ru, and has a series of web videos called "Joining the Rush" with Steve Dangle. Today Andrey catches up with some of the former Russian-born draft picks of the Oilers organization. The piece underscores…

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State of the Nations – 2011-2012 Season

  The new season is finally upon us. The sun rises on 2011-12 and with it a new dawn for the Nations Network. We’ve added some new sites and new faces this summer and are currently working away in Wanye’s secret hide-out on future various plans and schemes. Here’s a little of what you can…

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NHL12 – Be a Gm Quirks

    EA Sports released their much anticipated NHL12 today. Reviews and reports of game play/mechanics have been trickling in on my twitetr feed today, some of which I have decided to share. Apparently EA has gotten quite clever with this iteration and the "Be a GM" game mode hides some rather idiosyncratic quirks and pitfalls.

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Wade Belak Found Dead

    Ex-Flame and Leaf enforcer Wade Belak was reportedly found dead in his Toronto condo this afternoon. The 35-year old recently retired from hockey. Belak’s death marks the third tragic passing of an NHL tough guy this summer after Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien. The cause of his death has yet to be reported, but whatever…

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Around the Nation – Debut Edition

    It’s been a big summer for the Nations. We’ve added some stellar talent to Leafs Nation, Canucks Army and Flames Nation. We had five writers at the draft and managed to debut Flames Nation radio. Oilers Nation radio has grown in audience with each iteration. And the return of the Jets allowed us to…

Final Battle of Alberta – Nations Live Chat

Battle of Alberta Oilers have a chance to knock the Flames out of the playoffs for good tonight, for once enlivening the ancient Calgary, Edmonton rivalry. Join us at 7:30 and let the hate flow through you, Alberta hockey fans…

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Flames Waive Kotalik. Should the Oil Claim?

  Thanks to injuries to David Moss and Brendan Morrison – plus a total lack of capable forward prospects – the Flames recalled Ales Kotalik this morning from the Abbotsford Heat. The $3M boat anchor acquired for Olli Jokinen (subsequently re-signed!) has operated at a point-per-game pace in the AHL since his demotion with four goals…