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RAIDERS GAME

With the heart warming news that the Lockout negotiations are extraordinarily poorly, your ol’ pal Wanye decided to go to a place where rage and danger are the norm. A place where most people rightfully fear to tread. When there is nothing left to live for you have nothing left to lose.  Time to take…

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THE CASUAL AMERICAN HOCKEY FAN

With every blessed day that the Lockout drags on, your ol’ pal Wanye is pushed further from home in the vain attempt to forget about the NHL and the beloved Edmonton Oilers. Today his sobering musings come from San Francisco. Also he is speaking in the fourth person, which has to be some sort of…

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BLURST OF TIMES

It’s funny how a protracted labour dispute in the NHL will put a damper on an NHL blogging Network. Assuming you define "funny" as brainshatteringly annoying. Who wouldn’t want to read an up tempo article like that right?!

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NATIONRADIO: A QUESTION OF TECHNOLOGY

  With all the hoopla surrounding the lockout on the horizon and the Economics of the arena dominating the news, the Sports Section looks more like the Business Section these days. Who doesn’t love a riveting cost analysis diagram where there should be a breakdown of the Oilers training camp line up? And we would rather see an interview with Fehr…

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NERD CAMP UPDATE: WANYE GOES TO FACEBOOK

This second nerd camp update is about successful youth: Mini Daddy – featured above – and Mark Zuckerberg as you will see shortly. It is NOT about your local squadon’s efficient penalty killing or the fact that Shea Weber is now richer than Zuckerberg and Mini Daddy combined. You have been warned before making the…

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WANYE GOES TO NERD CAMP

Last Sunday we boarded an "aeroplane" and headed off to nerd summer camp in San Francisco. And because we basically use the Nations as a diary and because Kent hasn’t figured out how to override our author clearance on the site you are about to hear all about it. Come on it’s summertime – you gotta…

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KAIZEN

A little over a year and a half ago the Nation Network added NHLnumbers.com – a leading salary reference site online – into the fold. Since then the team has been hard at work rebuilding the site, retooling the machinery that powers things behind the scenes and are now ready to go forward with the…

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DEADLINE ANALYSIS

"Friend of the Nation Network – and two time Angler Cup Champion – Brian Sutherby has shared his thoughts about the Trade Deadline for the second time in less than a week. In this installment he takes a look at the difficulties of making a big move at the deadline and the impact new arrivals…

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MOVING DAY

"Rather than spit some outsider gibberish about what we think about the trade deadline we asked friend of the Nation Brian Sutherby – veteran of 460 NHL games and a fella who has been traded twice – what its like to go through the deadline as an NHL player.  It’s kinda like cheating on a…

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WJC: GETTING READY TO PLAY AS A TEAM

In his second installment,  WJC  alumni Brian Sutherby talks about his behind the scenes experiences as a member of Team Canada back in 2002. It’s pretty sweet if you ask us- WG

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WJC: THE PHONE CALL

In the first part of a special feature to the Nation Network, we are proud to introduce a guest columnist –  WJC Team Canada alumni Brian Sutherby. As a member of the 2002 Silver Medal winning Canadian team, he knows a thing or two about a thing or two. And throughout the 2012 WJC he will…

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REMEMBERING 9/11/01

Ten years ago today we were sitting at the breakfast table getting ready to match wits with a class at the U of A. The entire family was watching BBC News when they announced that a plane had accidentally crashed into the World Trade Center. As they cut to live footage and commentary, it was…