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Throwback Thursday: This Week in Hockey History

Thursday has rolled around again and that means it’s time to throw it back to some more hockey history. Playoff hockey has officially started this season and we’re talkin’ playoff records from the past. Let’s take a look back at what the week of April 6-12 had in store for hockey fans: CanucksArmy April 11,…

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in Hockey History

History buffs rejoice! Lads and gals who just want to kill some work time, also rejoice! We’ve got a brand new feature for you where I’m gonna hit you with the raddest hockey stuff that’s gone down in history on teams across The Nation Network. Now you can march around the office all day dropping these…

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US Women’s National Team vs. USA Hockey Update

#BeBoldForChange was the hashtag of choice for those involved and supporting the USA National Women’s Hockey Team in their quest for change with USA Hockey. Last night, it was confirmed that being bold for a long overdue change can, in fact, make a difference. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out…

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Team USA’s Boycott Speaks Volumes

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – Yoko Ono On March 31st the USA National Women’s Hockey Team was set to take on Team Canada in a preliminary game at the Women’s World Championships in Plymouth, Michigan. As history would indicate, Team USA and Team…

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#BellLetsTalk

Everyone is entitled to mental health. Period. Unfortunately, one in five Canadians will struggle with a mental illness, making mental health difficult to attain for many. With odds like that, each and every citizen of Canada will know at least one person who suffers from or has been affected by someone suffering from mental illness. And that’s…

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What the NWHL Salary Cuts Mean for Women in Hockey

If you Google the NWHL, its Wikipedia page comes up with (2015 – ) beside its name. If you Google the NHL, there’s no date beside it. This could mean absolutely nothing, but considering Friday’s events regarding the NWHL, it seems to be an eery reminder that the National Women’s Hockey League seemingly has an…

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Thank You, Hockey

Photo credit: Katt Adachi  Hockey was my first love and will forever be my greatest love (my apologies, future husband). Sometimes you don’t realize just how important something is to you until it’s threatened to be taken away. After two torn ACLs, a torn MCL, and, as of this week, a torn LCL, it’s been…

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Top 10 Tuesday: Best Canadian Oilers Players

Canadian hockey fans wave a flag and display a banner. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports In honour of our great Nation’s 149th birthday, we’re counting down the top ten Oilers players who have red and white flowing through their veins. Throughout the franchise’s history, Oilers fans have had the privilege of watching many of the greats sporting…

Top 10 Tuesday: Oilers Draft Busts

Embed from Getty Images Last Friday night marked a draft that saw the Oilers win a little piece of the lottery without having the lottery balls actually drop in their favour. Columbus shocked everyone by taking Pierre-Luc Dubois with their third overall pick, leaving Jesse Puljujarvi (A.K.A Pool Party) to fall into the Oilers’ lap. Amazing! While there’s no way of…

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Top 10 Tuesday: Worst 2015/16 Oilers Moments

In last week’s Top 10 Tuesday we looked at the positives from the season that was and this week we’ll talk about the not so admirable Oilers moments of the past season. I think we put up with enough negativity by simply having to watch the Oilers try to play hockey, but I’m going to attempt to spin these moments into…

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Top 10 Tuesday: Best 2016/15 Oilers Moments

Introducing TOP TEN TUESDAY! Now that the 2015/16 NHL season has officially wrapped up (with Jultz hoisting the Holy Grail high above his head), it seems like a swell time to discuss the highlights from the 2015/16 Oilers season. Today, we start a new tradition with the first ever Top 10 Tuesday! This week’s countdown is dedicated…