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The sky is falling vol. 15035

There is always one person on the rollercoaster that gets to the end of the ride and says, “That’s all there is?” For as long as there have been ups there have been downs and there are always people who are going to bitch and complain right to a Stanley Cup win, then immediately start…

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The Era of Squeee is Over

With news that Jordan Eberle was traded to the New York Islanders today for Ryan Strome a chapter of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club book has officially closed. The era of Squee is over.

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PLAYOFF DRAMA

For the first time in the 2017 NHL Playoffs (which the Oilers are in for the 1st time in 11 years btw) we find ourselves trailing in the second round (meaning we got past the 1st) and people be TRIPPIN! Since when does an NHL record for collapse mean we panic around these parts?

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Oilers Clinch Playoff Berth

We finally did it. Everyone has someone in their lives who made them into the Oilers fan they are today. Maybe it was your parents plopping you down in front of the TV to watch Hockey Night In Canada. Maybe it was a sibling who would trade hockey cards with you on a wintery night…

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A SEXY NEW LOOK – A SEXY NEW ERA

Well howdy do Nation Citizen! Perhaps you have noticed that the site you have visited today has an entirely new look. Don’t panic – this is the same Nation Network site you have come to love/hate – just with a sexy new look and functionality. Perhaps you are wondering “What does this mean? What happens…

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TROLOLOLOL: BATTLE OF ALBERTA EDITION

Back in the day you couldn’t swing a cat in the OilersNation without hitting a good ol’ TROLOLOL party. The fact my spell check keeps correcting it to TROLLOP shows us how long it has been since we have had any reason to celebrate wildly around these parts. 

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REAL LIFE PODCAST: EPISODE 6

Another week, another mind bending episode of the Real Life podcast featuring yours truly, former NHL star Jason Strudwick and current radio star Jason Gregor. This week – a guest! Long time Oilers Head Equipment Manager turned Manager of the Oilers Alumni Barrie Stafford joined us this week. We tried to get the low down on all sorts…

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REAL LIFE PODCAST: EPISODE 5

Oh hello. It’s your ol’ pal Wanye here. Did you know I recently learned how to talk and I am now blabbing away on a weekly podcast with Edmonton Illuminati members Jason Gregor and Strudwick? It’s true.

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2016-17 STAR SELECTION

Given the fact 97% of my dreams for the past month have been Connor McDavid related, this isn’t going to be a very complicated pick now or basically ever again for the next 10-15 years. But after taking the courageous route yesterday and declaring nothing and no one in particular to be my GOAT for…

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2016-17 GOAT SELECTION

The annual tradition of selecting a goat for the coming season is serious business. Serious business indeed. Were it not for selecting a goat – the player whom you blame for all the problems of the team – these past 10 playoff free years would have been hard to stomach amirite? But they just flew…

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GETTING DAT KARMA CORRECT

So last night we were sitting around watching the World Cup of Hockey match on the TV waiting for the NHL season to begin. Whether or not the tournament is a real thing or a brilliant negotiating tactic against the Olympics remains to be seen. What does not remain to be seen is the impact of Connor…

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SAIL ON FAIR OCTANE

It was announced a few days back that the Octane Dance Team will not be riding in the back of the pickup truck with the Gretzky statue as the team moves to Rogers Place. This was met with shouts of “good riddance!” by some and continued cheerleader shaming by others. I for one liked the Octane, saw great value in…