WINGSNATION.COM LAUNCHES

Wanye
January 13 2016 03:00PM

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When we first launched OilersNation.com back in 2007 we intended on watching the Oilers return to the Cup Finals for the 2nd time in 3 years and become a perennial powerhouse of hockey. A model of consistency. A team studied by Coaches for a generation to come for “how to build a winning franchise.” 

So when it became clear THAT wasn’t happening we started launching other team sites in 2009 starting with FlamesNation.ca. When that didn’t collapse or have a denial of service attack we started putting more and more sites out there creating 5 sites, partnering on 1 and buying 3 sites outright bringing the total to 9.

And today marks the 10th site in the Nation Network launching – WingsNation.com.

“How can we move into our first US team site that we launch ourselves?” went the debate at Nation HQ. “We don’t know nothing bout no USA teams, it’s a totally different ball of cheese than making a JetsNation.ca or something.” "What language do American's speak anyways? Can we make ourselves understood?"

CHOOSE WISELY

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So we picked a franchise that is actually doing what we prayed the Oilers would do so long ago. A team with an expectation of winning season after season. Players that want to be there despite the City having some lifestyle challenges. A team that will be in the playoffs year after year so we can learn about how to write playoff content. And somewhere we already see some traffic to the Network – 960,000 Michigan visitors a year and climbing in 2015.

WingsNation is a place for Red Wings fans all around the world to congregate to congratulate themselves on picking a great horse in the NHL race. It’s a place to speculate on things like “how many more wins until we are guaranteed home ice advantage?” or “will Zetterberg play until he is 70?” 

Damn Detroit. Playoffs 24 years in a row and 28 of the last 30 years. Thank the Hockey Gods the Oilers haven't kept pace or your ol' pal Wanye would be living in an iron lung right now with liver transplants occurring twice a week because I would have celebrated so much.

Bullet dodged amirite? 

*rubs eyes sadly*

TROLL THYSELVES

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It’s also a place for the fans of the other teams on the Nation Network to go talk to Wings fans. Or “troll” if you prefer. “Good job on all the consistent playoff appearances you JACKASS” might be a good place to start. 

Or perhaps “it’s really annoying how all your stars take hometown discounts to keep the team together year after year IDIOTS.” Or finally “while my Coach and GM are morons yours are clearly on the ball. Even losing Babcock to the Leafs hasn’t slowed you down. You must be so annoyed at having nothing to be mad about. CLOWN!”

Oh we will get them good. You'll see. You'll all see.

(insert menacing music here)

WRITERS FOR DAYS

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We have stocked the proverbial writer shelf with some great names that you may already know from different Nation Network sites. Writers you already know like Monica McAlister and George Malik will be staples on the site, and we'll also introduce you to other writers that you may not know just yet. We look forward to adding to that talented team in the months to come and ruining workplace productivity for fans of the Wings like we have for a handful of fan bases now.

Let the good times roll!

I’ll get out of the way now and let the real writers take things from here. Follow us on Instagram here and Twitter here. If you use other social media to entertain yourself on the toilet keep that to yourself. 

That’s gross.

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#51 common sense
January 14 2016, 01:15AM
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I have to admit that I only glossed over this wingsrockcity article. But I still fondly remember the days when the Oilers literally owned the Wings. The Wings used to have a GM by the name of Devellano. Those were the good ole days. They did have tough guy Bob Probert but the Oilers beat up the Wings on the scoreboard regularly. Things work in circles. Datsyuk and Zetterberg are in decline and not even the masterful Ken Holland will be able to bring back those dominant Wings-era days without a trifle of mediocrity a la Edmonton Oilers.

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#52 Monica McAlister
January 14 2016, 09:02AM
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Looking forward to contributing some Red Wings Alumni pieces to the site to keep the fans up on what the Alumni Association is up too.

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#53 The Last Big Bear
January 14 2016, 09:15AM
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Great. Now we just wait for gun crime and arson to skyrocket, and property prices on the Nations Network to crash.

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#54 mk
January 14 2016, 09:46AM
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Is Wings Nation getting a logo on the Nations sites header? To be added at some point?

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#55 Erik Lonnrot
January 14 2016, 11:12AM
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common sense wrote:

I have to admit that I only glossed over this wingsrockcity article. But I still fondly remember the days when the Oilers literally owned the Wings. The Wings used to have a GM by the name of Devellano. Those were the good ole days. They did have tough guy Bob Probert but the Oilers beat up the Wings on the scoreboard regularly. Things work in circles. Datsyuk and Zetterberg are in decline and not even the masterful Ken Holland will be able to bring back those dominant Wings-era days without a trifle of mediocrity a la Edmonton Oilers.

Mediocrity a la Edmonton Oilers? It will be a few more years before the Oilers can even dream about being mediocre. If then.

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#56 SoCalFlamesFan
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mk wrote:

Is Wings Nation getting a logo on the Nations sites header? To be added at some point?

I thought that charity button WAS the wingsnation button.

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#57 vetinari
January 14 2016, 03:29PM
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Burnward wrote:

Does it burn like the accumulated fire of three failed and eventually scorched rebuilds?

Or the compressed hot air of a generation of fans who never witnessed, yet tout past Cup victories?

Or like the parsed splinters of rage and envy you exude when looking at every other team in the NHL because they aren't the sad sack Oil?

One thing it can't be is the fire to succeed. Those pretty boys ain't got it.

Your stadium is shaped like something that would cradle my junk. And your team has won one cup in its entire history. One. Which is likely one more tooth than your mother has.

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