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WCOH Game 9: NORTH AMERICA VS SWEDEN

Team North America lost a heartbreaker to Russia in their previous game, completely outshooting and outchancing Ovechkin and pals in the final frame only to come up one goal short. The upstart young stars team has been full value so far this tournament, providing entertaining, high-octane hockey that puts their opponents on their heels.  The…

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Top-10 UFA Countdown: #1 Justin Williams

View image | gettyimages.com It’s an indication of the strength of this particular UFA crop that Justin Williams comes in number 1 on our list. That’s not to take anything away from the 33 year old, who has been a high-end winger for years. But his age and the fact that he’s only scored in the 40-point range…

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The Big List of NHL Draft Resources

There is a lot of information and analysis to consider when it comes to the NHL entry draft. Hundreds of draft eligible kids, thousands of stats lines, dozens of draft coverage publications/blogs and innumerable opinions about who is going to pick whom. If you’re like me, you probably spend a lot of time clicking from tab-to-tab…

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Top-10 UFA Countdown: #6 Matt Beleskey

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy!  Almost every postseason there arises an unlikely hero from the middle of a team’s roster to make headlines. And any time that player is a pending…

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Happy Holidays Nations

    About this time last year we at the Nations were trying to figure out a way to make the seemingly endless lock-out interesting (and to keep the lights on as our advertisers fled in terror). Flash forward 12 months and we’re bigger than ever after adding Brian Sutherby, Daily Faceoff and getting JetsNation…

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Draft Street and the Nations

    Due to popular demand Draft Street is back on the Nations. We ran some Free Rolls for DS last year and got some really good feedback, so we approached them about getting this going again for us again this year. They finally acquiesced when I threatened to send Wanye to their house with a…

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Hockey’s Structure and Incentive Problem

    Yesterday I discussed some of the entrenched misperceptions about statistical analysis in hockey and why they are misguided. Today, in a post called "Hockey’s Counting Problem", Cam Charron looked at some of the significant obstacles standing in the way of effective, evidence-based analysis truly getting a foothold in the NHL’s upper offices. Two challenges he…

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The Budweiser Red Light

  By now most of have heard of this new Budweiser red light thing. For those of you living under a rock (or who PVR every game and zip through commercials), Bud has come up with a replica goal light which you can sync with your favorite team, install in your house, and have it…

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Nations Freeroll – Week of February 18th

    We’ve run a few of these recently and there seemed to be some interest, so Draft Street has set up another Nations Freeroll contest for this week. Here’s a run-down of the rules for those who are unfamiliar:

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Jets Nation Casting Call

  So NHL hockey is back and every nation site is rocking with tons of daily content, comments, arguments and the odd terrible MS paint picture or photoshop. Every site, that is, except for the baby in the network: JetsNation. I convinced Wanye to buy JetsNation.ca and develop the site as soon as they announced…

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Advertorial: Free Fantasy Contest

    Every so often someone approaches the Nations with offers or partnerships because they think we’re great and all. A lot of the time this stuff is pretty lame so we don’t bother you, our valued readers, with it. Sometimes something good comes along though (kinda like a trade with the Calgary Flames, for instance)….

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Merry Christmas!

    May all the Nations Network writers have a very merry Christmas today and tomorrow. Unless you’re a grinch or something, then may you have a miserable humbug and successfully ruin everyone else’s good time (looking at you, Bettman).