Voices of the Nation


Fatherhood is a blessing

I was 27 years old. I was in my second semester of the Radio & Television Arts Program at NAIT. It was a Friday evening and my good friend Jeff and I had gone to the Oilers preseason game, and then out on the town for some fun. We met up with our regular crew…


No NHLers at the Olympics

The NHL announced this afternoon that they will not be participating in the upcoming Olympics in PyeongChang. Surprised? We probably shouldn’t be.


A New World is Coming

Much like with any home, there comes a time when you have to throw some paint on the walls, replace broken fixtures, pull up the carpet, Febreze the place and do whatever you can to upgrade your living space. Why am I talking about renovations on a sports website? Well… Because, today, I’m here to tell…


Luke Witkowski suspended for 10 games

After his role in last night’s melee with the Flames, Luke Witkowski has been suspended for 10 games. As Witkowski was booted from the game and was heading for the dressing room, Matthew Tkachuk gave him a slash and he returned to the ice, which is ultimately the cause of the 10-game suspension.


ESPN’s Top 100 Athletes List Confirms NHL’s Bad Reputation

On Tuesday, ESPN released its second annual Top 100 Athletes list to the public. As expected, strong personal brands such as Lebron James, Christiano Ronaldo, and Usain Bolt made the top ten. The list was heavily filled with players from the NBA (13 athletes) and professional soccer leagues around the world (38 athletes). What I was…

Red Wings trade Tomas Jurco to Blackhawks for 3rd round draft pick

Update: #RedWings acquire third-round draft pick in 2017 @NHL Entry Draft from the @NHLBlackhawks in exchange for right wing Tomas Jurco. pic.twitter.com/SJ77VN5w3p — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 24, 2017 This afternoon, the Red Wings acquired a 2017 3rd round draft choice from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for F Tomas Jurco.

Nyquist suspended for six games

Six game suspension for Nyquist. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 15, 2017 According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Gustav Nyquist will sit for six games for his spear to Minnesota Wild’s Jared Spurgeon 


Why won’t teams offer sheet Andreas Athanasiou?

It was reported on Tuesday morning – however credible the rumour – that Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou is dangerously close to heading overseas for a year in the KHL. From all angles, it’s a smart move for the skater. Athanasiou finished the 2016-17 season with a whopping 18 goals in 64 regular season…


The Nation Notebook: Roster Cuts, St. Louis Injuries, and PTOs.

‎The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  The regular season is just a few days away. Some 2017 draftees, including Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick, are on track to make their NHL rosters. Jaromir Jagr…