2014 - 2015 TEAM PREVIEW: EDMONTON OILERS

Nation World HQ
September 16 2014 07:05AM

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For the Edmonton Oilers, the struggle continued in 2013-14. They finished with the NHL’s third worst record (29-44-9) and missed the playoffs for the eighth straight season.

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2014 - 2015 TEAM PREVIEW: DETROIT RED WINGS

Nation World HQ
September 15 2014 06:37PM

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The Detroit Red Wings went 10-5-2 in their final 12 games of 2013-14 to extend their playoffs streak to 23 consecutive seasons. Finishing in the final Wild Card spot, the Red Wings took on the tough Boston Bruins, who bounced them in five games.

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2014 - 2015 TEAM PREVIEW: DALLAS STARS

Nation World HQ
September 15 2014 11:20AM

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The Dallas Stars squeaked into the playoffs, edging out the Arizona Coyotes by two points for the final Wild Card spot. In the playoffs, they were bounced in the Western Conference Quarterfinals in six games by the heavier, deeper Anaheim Ducks. Their lack of depth was exposed by the Ducks, but the Stars made one of the biggest moves of the offseason, acquiring Jason Spezza from the Ottawa Senators.

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NATION NETWORK SURVEY

Wanye
September 12 2014 05:04PM

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It’s back to work time at the Nation. Unreasonable optimism is beginning to build here in Edmonton, Brian Burke is already irate about something or other down in Calgary and in Vancouver ocean kayakers shrug indifferently at one other when the Canucks are infrequently mentioned. 

We have some big things planned for the Nation Network this fall. Existing sites are being rebuilt. Sexy new looks are being designed. We have also purchased one of the largest hockey sites on all of the internets and we will be announcing all of this fun in the next couple weeks.

As part of our rebuild + relaunch plans we are doing a super annoying 4 minute survey. You know the kind that we all hate to do.

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2014 - 2015 TEAM PREVIEW: COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Nation World HQ
September 12 2014 10:20AM

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In the 14 years of the Columbus Blue Jackets existence, they never had a season as successful as 2013-14. They set new franchise records in wins (43), points (93), goals for (231) and goals against (216). After missing the playoffs in the previous four seasons, the Blue Jackets made the postseason for the second time and won their first ever playoff game in game two versus the Penguins.

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