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A Holiday Message From the Nations

   Well it hasn’t been the merriest of Christmas seasons this year has it? Instead of squeezing present shopping around Hockey Night in Canada or Battles of Alberta, we’ve had to put up with histrionic lawyers at press conferences, game cancellation announcements and endless debates about which side of the labor argument is more reprehensible.

AGD: Marlies Re-match

  Time: 1:00om MST Location: Ricoh Coliseum Toronto Broadcast: teamradio.ca The last time these two teams met, the Marlies handed the Heat their worst defeat of the season so far (5-0). After a so-so start, Toronto has been climbing up the standings and currently sit tied for 3rd in Western Conference with 27 points, just…

The NHLPA’s Recent Offer

The players union unveiled a new CBA offer this morning. It is fairly comprehensive and, unlike some of their previous offerings, has a sound basis for negotiation (from a league perspective, naturally). The most significant movement is on the issue of player share of hockey reltaed revenue. The players accept an immediate 50/50 with the stipulation…

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KHL Highlights – Monday, October 8, 2012

Nations contributors Steve Dangle and Andrey Osadchenko have been tabbed by the KHL youtube channel to put together KHL highlight packages for the season this year. This is their debut video – if everyone likes it, we can make it a regular feature here at the Nations. Enjoy!

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The Nations Partners with McKeen’s

  So you may have noticed some McKeen’s Hockey banners popping up here and there across the Nation. That’s because the boys over at McKeen’s are launching a new website and subscription service that will replace their excellent annual magazines.

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Nations State of the Union – July 20, 2012

    In Wanye’s Nerd Camp update, there were some questions about the Nation’s platform and some requests for some new features in comment section. With news winding down and hockey coverage entering the doldrums of August, I figured it was time for a state of the union address. Or, at least, state of the union…

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On Rebuilding – Part 4, The Toronto Maple Leafs

    (RexLibris continues his series on rebuilding this week with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Parts 1 through 3 can be found here, here and here.) By: RexLibris What are the common perceptions surrounding the Leafs and their recent rebuilding efforts? Okay, let’s be more specific, what are the common perceptions surrounding the Leafs rebuilding…

Nations UFA Frenzy Live Chat

Nations Free Agent Frenzy Live Chat Join us at 12pm MST (10am EST) to criticize, mock or applaude all the big additions and/or mistakes NHL GM’s will make today.

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Cam Charron Takes Over Leafs Nation

So just over a year ago, Cam Charron was happily writing about hockey and other stuff on his personal blog. Then we came along with a modest proposal and an even more modest bribe and asked him if we wanted to contribute to our happy little network. Since then, he’s done work for Canucks Army, NHLNumbers, The…

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NHLNumbers Logo Contest Winner

Today the Nation Network would like to announce the winner of the NHLNumbers logo contest – Entry "D" by Gregg Beever. Gregg is a graphic designer and webmaster by trade, but he also publishes a web comic called Inglorious Hipsters, which you should definitely check out. Follow Gregg on twitter here as well.

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NHLNumbers Logo Contest Entries

    Just over a week ago we announced a contest to design a new NHLNumbers logo. And aside from those designers who castigated us for soliciting spec work or something, the response was fairly positive. We received a number of excellent entries which we have been poring over with serious minds and profound thoughts….

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NHLNumbers Logo Contest

    With the launch of the new NHLNumbers blog and the continued development of the site’s resources and functions, we figured it’s time to update the graphics around here. Specifically, we’re looking for a new logo for the site. Now, we could have gone to some pro graphic designer and spent thousands of dollars…